NY times

NY times

read this article:

"Darwin?s God" by Robin Maranz Henig
(NY Times https://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/04/magazine/04evolution.t.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 )

This article, originally published in the NY Times, can be a little dense and challenging, but I?m hoping you?ll find it interesting and useful.

Answer the 5 questions below.

In your reflections, I?d like you to discuss what you think the quote means (in your own words), and its significance in the article as well as whether you agree with it or not (and why).
"There is an inherent human drive to believe in something transcendent, unfathomable and otherworldly, something beyond the reach or understanding of science"

1.) ?Religious belief is an outgrowth of brain architecture that evolved during early human history"

2.) ?Children are born with a tendency to believe in omniscience, invisible minds, immaterial souls ? and then they grow up in cultures that fill their minds, hard-wired for belief, with specifics."

3.) ?Psychologists have shown, for instance, that people attend to, and remember, things that are unfamiliar and strange, but not so strange as to be impossible to assimilate. Ideas about God or other supernatural agents tend to fit these criteria.?

4.) ?Fear of death is an undercurrent of belief.?

5.) ?No matter how much science can explain, it seems, the real gap that God fills is an emptiness that our big-brained mental architecture interprets as a yearning for the supernatural.?