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Correlation-Causation Fallacies and the Origin of Religion

In the below video, a pigeon—let’s call it Shirley—engages in a correlation-causation fallacy. Shirley clearly presumes—insofar as pigeons can presume anything at all—that the machine is releasing food to her because she’s making a half-turn to the left. In reality, of … Continue reading

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How do you spell relief? R-E-L-I-G-I-O-N?

According to ScienceDaily, researchers are finding strong links between anxiety and religious extremism in individuals: Across all studies, anxious conditions caused participants to become more eagerly engaged in their ideals and extreme in their religious convictions. In one study, mulling over a personal … Continue reading

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