Sunday, February 03, 2013

The influence (and lack thereof) of religion on society

Paul Bloom talks about the social psychology of religion.



(via Yves Smith

Interesting talk. The three big findings:
  1. Religion is associated with moral goodness and personal happiness
  2. Religion is not associated with moral goodness
  3. The good and bad effects of religion are not associated with specific religious beliefs: "all that matters is religious community."

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