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Psychology and the Supernatural


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#1    Belle.

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 11:06 AM

Here are two articles that contain some fascinating theories about how religiosity and supernatural thought may be in some ways the brains 'default' position.

http://personalwebs.oakland.edu/~dow/perso...on/evolrel1.pdf

http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/InstituteofCo...ad,90224,en.pdf

A lot is conjecture, but interesting anyways original.gif


#2    eight bits

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 03:36 PM

Hey, Belle

Thanks for these two links, and apologies for the delay in reading them.

I think there is still a way to go in framing the question for efficient investigation. Religion and the supernatural is a big category of thought, and is something of a "tar baby" - all manner of social and personal concerns get stuck onto something that may be breathtakingly simple at its root.

But it is good to see that the journey has gotten underway.

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