Friday, November 27, 2009

Wired For Belief by Michael Murray

Reporting from the New Orleans Come, Let Us Reason Apologetics Conference.

Dr. Murray presented arguments from neuroscience and cognitive psychology that suggest that human beings are pre-wired to believe in a super-knowing, super-perceiving, super-powerful immortal, Creator-God.

We come pre-loaded with intuitive dualism.

We are not blank slates but rather hard drives preloaded with both data files and software programs.

Tip: Dr Murray recommends Oxford's Justin Barrett's book "Why Would Anyone Believe in God?" demonstrating the naturalness of religious belief. For more on this, go here.

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"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"