Our minds have evolved to look for patterns, and causative agents. In fact, some thinkers argue that this turn of mind, which evolved as a survival mechanism, ended up predisposing humans to believe in a deity, because when we can't find a natural cause for an apparent pattern or event, we posit a supernatural one.
09 January 2011
God and Birds
There was this cool story in the Times yesterday. It is extremely well-written, insightful, and funny. I wish all journalism could be like this. Here is a (non-humorous) selection: