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Is the idea of a "god" inherent in our minds? posted 14 May 2007 in Philosophy DiscussionIs the idea of a "god" inherent in our minds? by Entropic_existence, Moderator

Evolutionary Psychology has had some pretty interesting things to say about religious belief in terms of either an emergent property or an evolutionary adaptation. Interesting theories abound about pattern recognition and the role it may play in making us naturally susceptible to belief in the supernatural which of course leads to spiritualism and eventually full fledged religions get built on top of that.

Whether it is true or not is another matter but there is certainly some good evidence behind the notion, and some rather interesting lines of thought that have been followed there. view post


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