Tag Archives: psychology

Humanity Waking Up: origins of religion

For some time I’ve been interested in religion as a natural phenomenon, how it might have developed in early human cultures, what evolutionary processes might be involved, and so on. I wrote a review here of Breaking the Spell, by … Continue reading

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The Secret: shhhhh, pass it on.

I’m having another run-in with believers in the so-called ‘Law of Attraction’ at Steve Pavlina’s Personal Development for Smart People forum (now closed, Dec 2011 – I wonder why that is). Someone posted to share their unease about it, and I (as … Continue reading

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Hello world!: (by) a useless article

Well, not exactly “Hello World!”, since I’ve been here for forty-seven years already. I thought long and hard about this blog’s name and kept trying out different wordpress.com domains to see whether they’d been taken or not. I’m shocked there are so … Continue reading

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