Thursday, December 04, 2008

Religion: it's in the genes. Give it up, Dawkins.

Children are "born believers" in God and do not simply acquire religious beliefs through indoctrination, according to a report in The Telegraph this week

"The preponderance of scientific evidence for the past 10 years or so has shown that a lot more seems to be built into the natural development of children's minds than we once thought, including a predisposition to see the natural world as designed and purposeful and that some kind of intelligent being is behind that purpose,"

...said Dr Justin Barrett of the University of Oxford's Centre for Anthropology and Mind. I'm not sure he makes a particularly convincing case for Intelligent Design. The telling thing is the reaction in the comments. They're a touchy lot, the anti-religion types, aren't they?

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