Thursday, April 23, 2009

On ‘pure libertopia’

Julian Sanchez:
In a pure libertopia, the Market will be so efficient as to dispense with the need for human intermediaries, like a Lovecraftian Elder God who casts aside the husk of an avatar to bestow the touch of madness with its own deathless tentacles.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Is religious intuition an adaptation?

This is an insightful dialogue about the cognitive science of religion; or, the cognitive architecture that may underlie intuitions regarding (supposed) supernatural phenomena.