Why We Believe in Gods – Andy Thomson – American Atheists 09

YouTube – Why We Believe in Gods – Andy Thomson – American Atheists 09.

This is a lecture by psychologist Andy Thomson on the cognitive science of religion, specifically, why religions persist and arose from cognitive mechanisms that were mainly for other purposes than devising, say, spirits and ghosts. It is well-organized, accessible, and richly informative. Expand your mind, and enjoy!

(I am greatly indebted to one of my friends at Washington University for letting me know about this video.)

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~ by jsacc001 on May 12, 2009.

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