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Sunday, February 05, 2006

Science - Contagious ideas hitch a ride in our infected brains

The evolution and design of human culture has to be explained, ultimately, in biological terms
 
By Daniel C. Dennett
(January 25, 2006)

Imagine Martian biologists coming to Earth and looking around. Among the many things that would puzzle them and fascinate them would be the Vatican and Mecca.
 
Another would be the one species, Homo sapiens, that engages in stupendous outlays of time, energy and money, devoting their lives to these very expensive projects. Among their questions would be: ?Why are they doing this? What is this for? How did all of this religion originate? After all, it hasn?t always been here. It had to evolve somehow. What is it for? How does it perpetuate itself??
 

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