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Renaissance_Man9/08/2010 6:49:12 pm PDT

re: #580 b_sharp

Humans are naturally superstitious, but only because we see patterns in everything, but we aren’t naturally irrational. Early religion was an attempt to rationally explain events and lubricate social interactions. Many of the things we consider irrational today were considered rational at one time, they have become irrational as our understanding of our physical world, and ourselves, has grown.

Humans are indeed naturally irrational. It’s not necessarily about religion or beliefs. We simply place much more stock in our opinions and gut reactions than actual facts. If our opinions and beliefs contradict the facts, we are far more likely to ignore the facts, consider them false, or at the very least view them with a prejudiced eye and look for flaws in them than we are to change our opinions. Far, far more likely.