[ExI] Damage Due to Religion ?
hkhenson at rogers.com
Sat Oct 6 19:36:14 UTC 2007
At 11:56 PM 10/5/2007, James Clement wrote:
>I have a pdf version of William Draper's excellent 1874 book; "The History
>of the Conflict Between Religion and Science," which I would be happy to
>email to anyone interested. It starts with the Greeks, in the 4th Century
>BCE, and progress through the 19th Century.
While there has certainly been memetic competition between memes or
meme sets of science and religion, I don't think a case can be made
for "damage" as in war damage. The point of the EP model I presented
was that the spread of xenophobic memes is a step on the path to war,
but not causal, just a consequence of the way human psychological
traits were wired up by evolution.
BTW, the model is either so obvious that people won't comment about
it or so hard to understand that they won't. I can't tell which from
near zero responses.
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