Sunday, March 04, 2007

Brown Mouse and Mr. Alligator

Are afterlife beliefs so prevalent because "underlying them is [a human] inability to simulate our nonexistence”? Maybe yes, but maybe there's more to it than that. Darwin's God by Robin Marantz Henig reports some useful explorations, with Scott Atran on "belief in hope beyond reason" and the "tragedy of human cognition" in the article foreground.

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