Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Pattern recognition

According to Voltaire, "If there were no god, it would be necessary to invent one.”The human mind seems to have developed uncanny capacity of discover patterns in their environment; evolutionarily this makes sense, as recognition of patterns of danger can prolong life and enhance chances of reproduction. Maybe the human mind creates a god, in a desperate attempt to categorize those events, which its limited capacity cannot comport to a logical, discernable pattern. The discussion of the phenomena of human belief in god is interesting and relevant because every human culture seems to worship some type of deity.

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