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Author Topic:   Born believers: How your brain creates God
New Cat's Eye
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Message 31 of 74 (498089)
02-08-2009 2:42 AM
Reply to: Message 30 by DevilsAdvocate
02-08-2009 1:21 AM

It is only through thousands of years of human psychological and social evolution that humans have gone from:
a. acognitive (lack of thought/rationalization) i.e. an animals lack of higher cognition needed to develop a system of religious belief
b. animism/totemism (belief in human-like spirits which inhabit both living and non-living things)
Gosh. That's an awefully big step, dontcha think?
How many points do you think there are between a and b here?

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