Re: Debunk All Religiosity Equally (D.A.R.E.)

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Fri Jul 06 2001 - 14:32:37 MDT

From: "Reason" <>
> So without removing a, b, c, you're never going to be able to get rid of
> religiosity of some form.

You may be right. Getting rid of religiosity (I.E., the most regressive force
now operating in society) may require more drastic measures.

Here's some relevant material along these lines.

Why God Won't Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief
Andrew Newberg, Eugene D'Aquili, and Vince Rause
Ballantine, New York, 2001. 234 pp. $24.95, C$37.95. ISBN: 0-345-44033-1.
Emphasizing their interpretation of the neurophysiology of mystic experiences,
the authors argue that the religious impulse is rooted in the biology of the
The author edits Skeptic magazine, 2761 N. Marengo Avenue, Altadena, CA 91001,
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Stay hungry,

--J. R.

Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, CYC

     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.)

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