May 10, 2007

Waiting in Denver...

...but not minding too much. Hitchens rocks!

Thoroughly enjoyable as a debunking, I wish he'd included a little more analysis and insight into the role religions play in culture. I suspect that there's a period in all faiths that proves to be adaptive, followed by a longer period in which it is maladaptive. I'm guessing it has something to do with maintaining group cohesiveness, and the great religions require challenges and conflicts and infidels in order to perform their function.

But these are thoughts off the back of the envelope.

Posted by Ideofact at May 10, 2007 03:28 PM