Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Study: Religion needed non-believers to evolve

A computer simulation (called 'evogod') by James Dow of Oakland University (in Michigan) found "a system rooted in passing along false or unverifiable information" could not "survive most scenarios." But alas, religion is a big part of the modern wold. Dow theorizes, "non-believers have to help… religious people inspire trust, and so the community tends to help them."

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I started pound360 to channel my obsession with vitamins, running and the five senses. Eventually, I got bored focusing on all that stuff, so I came back from a one month hiatus in May of 2007 (one year after launching Pound360) and broadened my mumblings here to include all science.