posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 12:33 AM
TED talks really explore and lead the listeners on a thoughtful adventure, in just about every one of them.
One thing that comes to mind:
If we are hard-wired to believe in something safer, then evolution has given it to us for a reason, namely survival.
Believing in something beyond this life, or in a benevolent God, has socially and culturally led to the people of today, after all, along with a
variety of other biologically advantageous "tribal" bonds and group efforts, including specialization, and subsequently the development of arts,
culture, and sciences.
Abstract thought is key in the development of many finer mental skills, including spatial (engineering, sculpture, architecture) arts (music,
literature, drama, design), and invention.
Hmm, I can see it. Evolutionists must be confused by this.
Nature wires us to believe in things we cannot observe in it...interesting theory.