Harvey Newstrom wrote,
> Also, it could be an independent cause. Maybe the same belief system that
> causes church-going also causes a safer environment: No drinking, no sex,
> no driving fast, no staying up late, no partying, no gluttony, etc. Or it
> may be that the extreme conservativism of the church to do everything the
> old way and never try anything new helps protect people from exposure to any
> new risks throughout their lives. Independent cause analysis usually is a
> better explanation than the cause-and-effect reversal.
I'll go along with that. Both explanations owe nothing to supernatural forces,
so religion has nothing to do with it. Healthy living and good genes explain
it, not faith.
Useless hypotheses, etc.:
consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, CYC, and ELIZA
Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once,
but an infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever.
(Everything that can happen = more than anyone can imagine.)
We won't move into a better future until we debunk religiosity, the most
regressive force now operating in society.
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