Sunday, June 10, 2007

Religion did not evolve. What did evolve is empathy, compassion, tribalism, the need to explain mysteries,the appeal to authority figures, the fear of death,and the capacity to have experiences of ego transcendence via chemical brain aberrations. Lump all these faculties in the context of a culture, and religion almost automatically takes root as certainly as a weed.
Science education is weed killer.

1 comment:

Aaron said...

If anyone understands why blogger doesn't format my posts the way I write tham I'd like to know.