Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Mysterious Origins of Belief in The Mysterious

An interesting dissection from Michael Shermer on the origins of our beliefs, which directly relates to the theory of the Hyperactive Agency Detection Device and its role in the foundations of religion. I've been reading quite a few bits and pieces about this lately and I thought this video (save the softball-ish jokey clip at the end which I thought undermined the talk slightly) did a nice job of rolling those pieces into a palatable whole.

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