27897Re: [evol-psych] Darwin and providence
- Nov 2, 2003Ask yourself the following questions and ask others. Before there where
humans, was their god? If evolution accounts for the rise of humans, what
role did god play if any? Why do gods resemble man? How could that be if
man is only at most 6 million years old.
Why does god sound like a father or mother in most cultures? Is it not a
human quality to listen to requests (i.e.. prayers)? Why does the belief in
god persist after the preoperational stage? At the next stage, the primary,
children can distinguish empirical reality from fantasy.
Why would anyone think that a god came 2K years ago? Why not at other
times? Why as a man? Why as a Jew?
Michael Lamport Commons, Ph.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor
Program in Psychiatry and the Law
Department of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts Mental Health Center
234 Huron Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138-1328
Telephone (617) 497-5270
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