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Americans believe in two gods

Maybe not both at the same time, but that’s still what the results of study amount to, I suspect. But, maybe that’s just me believing in something that isn’t really there… A couple studies were done recently to track how … Continue reading

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Read Jon Ronson’s “Psychopath Test”

The Guardian posted an excerpt a while back which I enjoyed reading, so when the library finally received its copies of the book I made sure to get on the list to read it. Ronson spends a chunk of the … Continue reading

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Are prophecies more likely to appeal to gamblers?

I don’t have any stats to back that up but it’d be interesting to investigate, wouldn’t it? Maybe someone qualified will consider tracking that after May 21st. If researchers go back into the lives of people fleeced (and possibly bankrupted) … Continue reading

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“It’s natural to believe in God”

It’s also natural to crap where we’re standing but most of us adults have the sphincter control to hold it in until we can make it to a bathroom. The post title comes from an article about the results of … Continue reading

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A link between religion and consumerism?

Here’s a story up my alley. I’m reading a book right now called Can’t Buy my Love: How advertising changes the way we think and feel. Jean Kilbourne wrote it more than a decade ago so it’s not completely up … Continue reading

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I’m not a big Dr. Seuss fan but a Freudian Cat in the Hat…

… analysis made for some interesting reading. For those unfamiliar with the story, the Cat in the Hat encourages a couple “Home Alone” kids to do a bunch of ridiculous crap and their goldfish attempts to be the voice of … Continue reading

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So thinking someone’s watching is kind of “childish”?

Not really the point of the study. I’m just sayin’… The study involved 39 kids and researchers in Belfast set up a game that was difficult enough to make cheating seem like the only way to win it. They also … Continue reading

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atheism “unnatural” ?

I was poking around the search engine terms that led to blog hits yesterday and came across this one. julie exline atheism unnatural has to be learned I had to look up who that was. She’s the author of a … Continue reading

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The nature of character

This is the part two I promised I’d write yesterday. Part one had to do with morality and how it seems to be culturally determined and socially enforced. Professor Emer O’Hagan’s talk last night was titled “Do We Lack Moral … Continue reading

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Philosophy in the Community takes on morality tonight

Professor Emer O’Hagan will be asking, “Do We Lack Moral Character?” If you’re in or around Saskatoon and want to take this in, the talk starts at 7pm, St. James Church basement (by The Refinery), 609 Dufferin Ave. More information … Continue reading

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