Ch1 L45: Beliefs – part XIX (On religions)

In the earlier posts, we discussed that the history of the cognitive revolution could be divided into three eras based on different types of causality [1]: magic, religion, and science [2]. We talked about the magic era in which people believed [3] that their actions could affect the natural courses. In the religion era, the exact opposite belief was cultivated: […]

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Ch1 L27: Beliefs – part III (Taboos)

Fighting Death was the starting point of our journey throughout which we’ve explored how we’ve evolved to survive [1]. We’ve seen that our emotions were the first tools to evaluate and learn from experiences and they dichotomically categorized experiences into two groups of the good and the bad [2]. The emotional judgment forms the first beliefs [3]. In the 18th […]

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