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.
musings on sociology, music, religion, higher ed, and whatever else is going on in my life
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:
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