Tuesday, November 25, 2008

J. Anderson Thomson: Why we believe in gods

October 15, 2008 at the Washington & Lee Law School
From RichardDawkins.net:
This is the first attempt at a future video production which we are working on, and we welcome your comments or criticisms below.

To clarify, this video is just a low-fi capture from the school (that's why it's such a wide shot, and you can't see the slides). We are hoping to create a high-quality video program with similar content, about how religion hijacks cognitive mechanisms in the brain which were 'designed' by natural selection for other purposes. Which parts do you find most interesting? Which need work, or should be cut? The idea is to show that humans are vulnerable to religious ideas, but they don't NEED religion. It's an attempt to answer the question: "Why is religion seemingly everywhere?" - Josh Link

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