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God as a cognitive faculty• A Brief History of God

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God as a cognitive faculty• It is easier for humans to believe in miracles than in Einstein’s Relativity or in Quantum Mechanics• Proof of the existence of God: one can “feel” it (whereas one cannot “feel” Einstein’s spacetime or Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle)• Paul Bloom: we have an innate predisposition to divide the world into mind and matter, and to perceive a non-material essence• Hallucinogenic drugs help achieve the mystical experience• Collective hysteria helps achieve the mystical experience 135

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