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Switch to Forum Live View Why Theists Won't Think
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
SeraphimR
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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.

People with a mission to save the earth want the earth to seem worse than it is so their mission will look more important.


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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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