Friday, September 26, 2014

Comment And Answer

This comment was left by mistake on a thread not related to the post it addresses, but it deserves an answer.

siuan sancheSeptember 26, 2014 at 9:13 AM

The idea that Atheism is a maladaptation because we breed less than the religious is completely unscientific, especially when you consider that a lot of religions ban the use of contraception.

If you read my post again you'll see that I make a far stronger case to reject the idea that religion is an evolutionary adaptation because the idea makes no sense. It's prominent atheists such as Dawkins and Dennett, Pinker and so many others who insist on that bizarre idea for ideological reasons.  Ideological reasons masked in a lab coat, as it were.  

Actually, relatively few religions ban the use of contraception and, no matter what the authorities say about it, when they have contraceptives available, members of those religions often use them anyway in the same numbers as people whose religions don't ban their use.  Catholics in the United States and in Europe are proof of that in real life, what is supposed to be the real test of scientific ideas.

1 comment:

  1. There should be some law of the internet that the majority of comments to any remark posted on the internet will be tendentious and a gross misreading of the original remark.

    That doesn't cast it in the right way, but we could get somebody to work something up.