Wednesday, November 5, 2008 By: Suzanne

A delusional teaser

Still reading the God Delusion and for this week's Teaser Tuesday, I just had to share this bit from page 174:

The religious behaviour may be a misfiring, an unfortunate by-product of an underlying psychological propensity which in other circumstances is, or once was, useful. On this view, the propensity that was naturally selected in our ancestor's was not religion per se; it had some other benefit, and it incidentally manifests itself as religious behaviour.


Anonymous said...

I think I'll skip this book. hahahahaha

Just finished reading the Twilight series for the third time and suffering from post-Twilight depression. Wah! Wah! Wah!

So, I started reading David Copperfield again. Sigh. It's okay, just not as good as Twilight, but I know I need a break. Sigh.

Anyway, are you reading anything besides the sad, God denying book? :-)