In a message dated 2/26/99 11:00:17 PM, you wrote:
<<More over, my variable can explain the constant presence of god believing in
the face of punishments against it (say the USSR) and in the face of insurmountable evidence (say living in the 20th century and knowing that life is Just DNA, that natural selection explains everything etc).>>
Whoa there Tim. Natural Selection doesn't explain everything. There isn't enough time since the beginning of the Universe to get from blue green algae to amoebas, much less to people if natural selection from random mutations is the only mechanism.
The only way evolution can work is if natural selection has a limited choice of mutations to choose from, hence there must be some basic organizing principles that presents these options for selection.