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3 years ago  ::  Apr 27, 2012 - 8:23PM #1
JCarlin
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From Scientific American reporting on a study published in Science.

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Analytic thinking undermines belief because, as cognitive psychologists have shown, it can override intuition. And we know from past research that religious beliefs—such as the idea that objects and events don't simply exist but have a purpose—are rooted in intuition. "Analytic processing inhibits these intuitions, which in turn discourages religious belief," Norenzayan explains.

It seems that there are good reasons for religious members posting homilies rather than reasoned responses to our questions.  They must have strong intuitions that thinking is dangerous.    
J'Carlin
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3 years ago  ::  Apr 27, 2012 - 10:04PM #2
teilhard
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What an odd blanket (essentially bigotted ... ???)  Insult ...


I am a "Religious Person" who posts here, and I am also well trained and experienced in The Natural Sciences ... and I THINK -- very well, and often ...

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 27, 2012 - 10:32PM #3
steven_guy
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Apr 27, 2012 -- 10:04PM, teilhard wrote:

I am a "Religious Person" who posts here




Why?

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 27, 2012 - 10:35PM #4
Blü
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teilhard


What an odd blanket (essentially bigotted ... ???)  Insult


Then I'll look forward to your well-researched and well-reasoned rebuttal of the finding.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 27, 2012 - 10:40PM #5
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Apr 27, 2012 -- 10:35PM, Blü wrote:


teilhard


What an odd blanket (essentially bigotted ... ???)  Insult


Then I'll look forward to your well-researched and well-reasoned rebuttal of the finding.




I suspect that you may be waiting for a considerable amount of time, Blu.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 27, 2012 - 10:51PM #6
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Apr 27, 2012 -- 10:35PM, Blü wrote:


teilhard


What an odd blanket (essentially bigotted ... ???)  Insult


Then I'll look forward to your well-researched and well-reasoned rebuttal of the finding.




Already done.  It suffices to present a single counter-example, which he did.

There is a hole in my heart dug deep by advertising and envy and a desire to see a thing that is new and different and beautiful. A place within me that is empty, and that I want to fill up. The hole makes me think electronics can help. And of course, they can.

They make the world easier and more enjoyable. They boost productivity and provide entertainment and information and sometimes even status. At least for a while. At least until they are obsolete. At least until they are garbage.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 27, 2012 - 10:55PM #7
Blü
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Seraphim


Already done.  It suffices to present a single counter-example, which he did.


Now now.  Don't ridicule him on top of everything else.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 27, 2012 - 11:22PM #8
teilhard
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Personal Insults ... How "thoughtful" are THOSE ... ???

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 27, 2012 - 11:30PM #9
steven_guy
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Apr 27, 2012 -- 11:22PM, teilhard wrote:


Personal Insults ... How "thoughtful" are THOSE ... ???




Sometimes they are warranted, sometimes they are deserved and sometimes they are necessary.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 27, 2012 - 11:34PM #10
teilhard
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"I am (Human) ... therefore I think (about "God," Life, The Universe and Everything ...) ... "

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