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06-10-2013, 08:51 AM
Is religion part of evolution?
At one point when our brains were developing our brains formed the ideas that one would call the mind. This "mind" went on to question events and things around them. The questioning and answers provided by early humans were not separated into concepts like religion, science, philosophy in early human history. Is religion a part of the development of the brain/mind?
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06-10-2013, 08:55 AM
RE: Is religion part of evolution?
I have an entire book on the subject, although I haven't gotten around to reading yet. "Religion Explained" by Pascal Boyer.

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06-10-2013, 08:55 AM
RE: Is religion part of evolution?
Is religion part of evolution?

Many of the letters are the same.

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06-10-2013, 08:57 AM
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(06-10-2013 08:55 AM)DLJ Wrote:  Is religion part of evolution?

Many of the letters are the same.

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06-10-2013, 09:58 AM
RE: Is religion part of evolution?
(06-10-2013 08:51 AM)I and I Wrote:  At one point when our brains were developing our brains formed the ideas that one would call the mind. This "mind" went on to question events and things around them. The questioning and answers provided by early humans were not separated into concepts like religion, science, philosophy in early human history. Is religion a part of the development of the brain/mind?

Humans have well-known cognitive pathways in the brain that have evolved for social reasons. Humans have religious beliefs not because there is an unknowable spiritual realm but because the human brain has developed from these cognitive structures.

Dr Andy Thomson explains this.

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06-10-2013, 10:17 AM
RE: Is religion part of evolution?
Religion is a side effect of human curiosity. It was once a satisfactory way to explain our existence, natural disasters, death, good and bad etc.

In many ways religion is a drug. It satisfies a natural craving for explanation... and, like real drugs, its effect is temporary and ultimately useless. So over the past few thousand years, religion has simply acted as heroine for our curiosity.

As Hitchens said, it was our first attempt at explaining the world around us... and being our first attempt, it was also our worst. Only when we stopped making assumptions and started looking at hard evidence did we make any real progress.

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06-10-2013, 05:54 PM
RE: Is religion part of evolution?
(06-10-2013 09:58 AM)kim Wrote:  
(06-10-2013 08:51 AM)I and I Wrote:  At one point when our brains were developing our brains formed the ideas that one would call the mind. This "mind" went on to question events and things around them. The questioning and answers provided by early humans were not separated into concepts like religion, science, philosophy in early human history. Is religion a part of the development of the brain/mind?

Humans have well-known cognitive pathways in the brain that have evolved for social reasons. Humans have religious beliefs not because there is an unknowable spiritual realm but because the human brain has developed from these cognitive structures.

Dr Andy Thomson explains this.

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06-10-2013, 05:57 PM
RE: Is religion part of evolution?
(06-10-2013 05:54 PM)I and I Wrote:  
(06-10-2013 09:58 AM)kim Wrote:  Humans have well-known cognitive pathways in the brain that have evolved for social reasons. Humans have religious beliefs not because there is an unknowable spiritual realm but because the human brain has developed from these cognitive structures.

Dr Andy Thomson explains this.

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Hey cockbrain. She's not a Korean. She's from the Midwest.

http://www.amazon.com/Religion-Human-Evo...+evolution

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06-10-2013, 06:04 PM
RE: Is religion part of evolution?
(06-10-2013 10:17 AM)Paranoidsam Wrote:  Religion is a side effect of human curiosity. It was once a satisfactory way to explain our existence, natural disasters, death, good and bad etc.

In many ways religion is a drug. It satisfies a natural craving for explanation... and, like real drugs, its effect is temporary and ultimately useless. So over the past few thousand years, religion has simply acted as heroine for our curiosity.

As Hitchens said, it was our first attempt at explaining the world around us... and being our first attempt, it was also our worst. Only when we stopped making assumptions and started looking at hard evidence did we make any real progress.

Religions make wrong conclusions about observances of hard evidence. Religion was actually the first form of science, in fact most cultures until relatively recently did not separate religion from science, the advances in astronomy are a good example of that.

Knowledge and historical memory of knowledge make up what someone in present day will choose to believe whether it's religion or science. Christians today choose not to believe in zeus like people today choose to not believe in some of the early sciences.

If religion was part of evolution was it a necessary part?
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06-10-2013, 06:07 PM
RE: Is religion part of evolution?
(06-10-2013 06:04 PM)I and I Wrote:  
(06-10-2013 10:17 AM)Paranoidsam Wrote:  Religion is a side effect of human curiosity. It was once a satisfactory way to explain our existence, natural disasters, death, good and bad etc.

In many ways religion is a drug. It satisfies a natural craving for explanation... and, like real drugs, its effect is temporary and ultimately useless. So over the past few thousand years, religion has simply acted as heroine for our curiosity.

As Hitchens said, it was our first attempt at explaining the world around us... and being our first attempt, it was also our worst. Only when we stopped making assumptions and started looking at hard evidence did we make any real progress.

Religions make wrong conclusions about observances of hard evidence. Religion was actually the first form of science, in fact most cultures until relatively recently did not separate religion from science, the advances in astronomy are a good example of that.

No, it was never science. IT was mankind's first attempt at explanation; it was philosophy.

Quote:Knowledge and historical memory of knowledge make up what someone in present day will choose to believe whether it's religion or science. Christians today choose not to believe in zeus like people today choose to not believe in some of the early sciences.

If religion was part of evolution was it a necessary part?

It has been part of the evolution of culture.

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