Dear God, please confirm what I already believe – New Scientist

‘God may have created man in his image, but it seems we return the favour. Believers subconsciously endow God with their own beliefs on controversial issues.

“Intuiting God’s beliefs on important issues may not produce an independent guide, but may instead serve as an echo chamber to validate and justify one’s own beliefs,” writes a team led by Nicholas Epley of the University of Chicago in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences‘.

Read the article in New Scientist:

Dear God, please confirm what I already believe – life – 30 November 2009 – New Scientist.

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One response to “Dear God, please confirm what I already believe – New Scientist

  1. Jzza

    “But if cattle and horses or lions had hands, or were able to draw with their hands and do the work that men can do, horses would draw the forms of the gods like horses, and cattle like cattle, and they would make their bodies such as they each had themselves.” Xenophanes 6th C. BCE

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