Human Brain 'Tuned'
To Religion, Not Science
I've been saying this for decades, but never so eloquently as Wilson:
The human mind evolved to believe in the gods. It did not
evolve to believe in biology. Acceptance of the supernatural conveyed a
great advantage throughout prehistory, when the brain was evolving. Thus
it is in sharp contrast to biology, which was developed as a product of
the modern age and is not underwritten by genetic algorithms. The uncomfortable
truth is that the two beliefs are not factually compatible. As a result
those who hunger for both intellectual and religious truth will never acquire
both in full measure.
Great book, by the way.
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