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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Nature of Belief

Researchers at the University of Oxford will spend close to 4 million dollars and three years trying to discover why people believe in God and whether this kind of faith is "natural." Using an approach based on cognitive science, the interdisciplinary science of the mind and intelligence, researchers from the Ian Ramsey Centre and the Centre for Anthropology and Mind hope to find out whether or not believing in God gave humans an evolutionary advantage. —Kaitlin Shimer