From the Richard Dawkins YouTube channel: Psychologist Andy Thomson talks about why we believe in gods at the American Atheists 2009 convention. He talks briefly about the brain imaging study I wrote about in a previous post.
Of course he's an atheist speaking to a (I would assume) largely atheist audience and it comes through, but I think the main point, at least to me, is general enough to be appreciated and understood by everyone. At the very least he provides a hypothesis for how belief is generated in our brains, although he does focus too much on adaptations, and at the very most he demonstrates how unlikely gods are. There's plenty there to discuss.
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