Monday, March 5, 2007


I apologize for the lack of posts of late but February was a very hectic month. With a roommate moving out and a new roommate moving in, a 2 week hiatus, and a new job, I haven't had much time for blog updates. However, now that I am back in a routine, you can expect to see updates on a more regular basis.

That being said, let's start things back up with some light reading from Robin Marantz Henig courtesy of the NY Times. Here's an excerpt:

"Which is the better biological explanation for a belief in God — evolutionary adaptation or neurological accident? Is there something about the cognitive functioning of humans that makes us receptive to belief in a supernatural deity? And if scientists are able to explain God, what then? Is explaining religion the same thing as explaining it away? Are the nonbelievers right, and is religion at its core an empty undertaking, a misdirection, a vestigial artifact of a primitive mind? Or are the believers right, and does the fact that we have the mental capacities for discerning God suggest that it was God who put them there?"

To read "Evolution and Religion - Darwin's God" in its entirety, click here.