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Old 11-21-2013, 10:52 AM   #708
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Default Re: Do you accept the theory of evolution? - Part 1

Originally Posted by TheBat812 View Post
I would argue that it's engrained in human culture more so than it's 'tied into the evolution of the human psyche.'

Religion is a cultural thing devised to give understanding to things we did not understand, not some innate thing. Curiosity is, however.
I disagree, I think it's directly related to the pattern recognition skills that made us a successful species thousands of years ago. Being able to hold disparate ideas in our head is a huge advantage, but it also paves the way for magical thinking, confirmation bias, making connections that don't exist, etc.

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