Sabio Lantz's Blog – May 2011 Archive (2)

Religion: Harms & Benefits (like Drugs)

Religions cause harm: both to self and others.
But do they have benefits too? I think so.
I made a chart illustrating my intuitions on this:
I am sure I got much wrong but I hope this analysis can help in the dialogue.
Let me know what you think.

Added by Sabio Lantz on May 9, 2011 at 5:17am — No Comments

Cognitive Errors: The Great Man Theory of History

The foibles of human cognition are found among the religious and the non-religious alike; among theists and nontheists.  One such foible is "The Great Man Theory of History".  I have written and illustrated a critique of this theory here on my blog.  It is pertinent especially with the recent assassination of Osama bin Ladin. 


My post reviews the scientific…


Added by Sabio Lantz on May 7, 2011 at 5:11am — No Comments



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