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Life Arts    H3'ed 11/10/17

Why do we believe in gods? Religious belief 'not linked to intuition or rational thinking': The study challenges a growi

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Religious beliefs are not linked to intuition or rational thinking, according to a new study. Previous studies have suggested people who hold strong religious beliefs are more intuitive and less analytical, and when they think more analytically their religious beliefs decrease. But new research suggests that is not the case, and that people are not 'born believers'. Note: Being raised a devout Catholic, and having left the herd at age 16 or so, I realize I can't separate the early imprinting from my intellectual and experiential views, not unlike Konrad Lorenz's ducks. Hence my particular interest in this topic. dg

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In my run for U.S. Senate against Utah's Orrin Hatch, I posted many progressive ideas and principles that I internalized over the years. I'm leaving that site up indefinitely, since it describes what I believe most members of our species truly (more...)
 

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