[ExI] Damage Due to Religion ?

hkhenson 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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