Evangelistic atheists are all over these threads.<quoted text>
Ah, you sound like a preacher - an atheist preacher, but a preacher nonetheless. You are
missing my point. Why did the concept of God get so deeply ingrained in our psyche as to be almost an emotional need? I can believe a materialistic universe can produce the concept of God to some people - but that doesnt explain its deep collective marinated ingraining.
Natural selection produces that kind of instinct ONLY on the basis of need. Man needs to reproduce - so natural selection (assuming it wasnt God) produced the "falling in love" mechanism. Mankind needs to survive emergencies - so natural selection produced the fight or flight adrenalin rush. Why was the God instinct produced in the first place, and why didnt natural selection destroy it as inefficient?
Science is silent on atheism.
S^eptic is not