In one study that set out to investigate this question, young chimps observed a researcher using a stick to retrieve candy from a clear plastic box, employing both effective and ineffective motions. The chimps quickly discerned the candy-releasing moves and proceeded to repeat only those. Four-year-old children who watched the same demonstration, however, imitated the entire routine, including the unnecessary moves. The children seemed to put their trust in the experimenter and thus invest some magical significance or “blind faith” in actions of no practical value—perhaps a symptom of the human predisposition for superstition, de Waal posits.

The ease with which our brain suspends reality—call it irrationality, imagination or faith—has been crucial to the development of religion in human culture, according to de Waal, a respected primatologist and avowed atheist.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/mind-reviews-bonobo-and-atheist/#

#religion #atheism #study #research #bonobo

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

Most people reading this will already be fairly tolerant. But there is a step beyond thinking of yourself as x but tolerating y: not even to consider yourself an x. The more labels you have for yourself, the dumber they make you.

http://www.paulgraham.com/identity.html

#paul_graham #religion #politics #internet #discussions #identity

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

most of the human religions known to me consider that the god is creator, and he created everything. i don’t know how it describes god, but i think it’s about us. it means we ourselves are creators. creativity is essential feature for us. no wonder the word creative usually doesn’t mean something nasty, and used in positive context. nobody says - “such a creative girl, that is disgusting”. we are delighted by creative people. and because early humans were creative too, they thought that other things they didn’t create, and have no idea how to create, were created by someone mighty.

#creativity #creative #idea #thinking #religion #god #humans #people #imagination

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

the journalist hardly resists to not laugh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoDc9bwdQWk


@{Avatar Ճաշող Փիլիսոփայ ; norayr@spyurk.am} 12.02.2015, 12:34:34

հաւէս հարցազրոյց՝ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoDc9bwdQWk

լրագրողն էլ հազիւ է զսպում իրեն որ չծիծաղի։

#հարցազրոյց #իմպերիալիզմ #ուղղափառ #ռուսերէն #լրագրող #փողոց #ռուսաստան #պուտին #ցար #կայսր #տեսանիւթ


#russia #interview #street #putin #imperialism #religion #orthodoxy #православие #самодержавие #путин #россия #интервью #империализм

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)