The Byproduct Theory of Religion: Why We Believe in Gods

If there is no god, why do so many people believe in one? What is it about human psychology that has made belief in god, in one form or another, the default position for the majority of human beings? You may be tempted to attribute all religious beliefs to human irrationality, constant social reinforcement, the … Continue reading The Byproduct Theory of Religion: Why We Believe in Gods

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What Twin Studies Tell Us About Changing Someone’s Mind

How do we change someones mind? Mock them, ridicule them, laugh at them? Respectfully question their beliefs without offending them? Do we even bother trying to change anyone's mind? There is interesting research on this topic, but some of it is muddied unnecessarily by a sloppily overlooked detail. We often make a huge miscalculation when … Continue reading What Twin Studies Tell Us About Changing Someone’s Mind