Friday, October 15, 2010
James Randi: Thoughts About God
The Amazing Randi gives his thoughts from a refreshing perspective of modesty that Troythulu can only hope to emulate (being this blog’s resident Eldritch Entity™ only does so much for one’s humility…) on the topic of religion and religious belief, and why he suspects they came about, what purpose they originally served, and to some perhaps still serve. The discussion about driving animals, like dogs, nuts with conjuring tricks he performs, is amusing and illuminating with it’s implications that human cognitive limits are not so different from those of other species, with surprising parallels between us and them. It’s cool how the uniqueness of humans is seeming not so unique after all.