About _Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Thought_
Robin Hanson wrote,
> I started this book yesterday, am 91 pages into it now, and it is WONDERFUL!
> Up there with the best books I've ever read. More when I've finished it.
No more reliable recommendation hath Man.
(Too bad Half.com doesn't stock this title. $25.48 including shipping, from
Incidental quote about one of my favorite books:
"Once we reach a scientific understanding of the biologic origins of religious
and cultural quarrels, we shall be able to reconcile our differences and
solidify our agreements. All men are brothers, and all women sisters, as seen
through the impartial eye of science. The extension of scientific
understanding to include the whole of human culture will bring with it an
erosion of barriers, a unification of the human species, and a deepened
respect for our natural environment."
Useless hypotheses, etc.:
consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, CYC, and ELIZA
We won't move into a better future until we debunk religiosity, the most
regressive force now operating in society.
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