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It can explain why Melanesian frog worship is on a par with the superstitions of christianity and other religions. 
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"Belief in gods is part of human nature" ---an Oxford study suggests
Some brief extracts:
The project involved 57 academics in 20 countries around the world, and spanned disciplines including anthropology, psychology, and philosophy.
It wanted to establish whether belief in divine beings and an afterlife were ideas simply learned from society or integral to human nature.
Professor Roger Trigg from Oxford said the research showed that religion was “not just something for a peculiar few to do on Sundays instead of playing golf”.
“We have gathered a body of evidence that suggests that religion is a common fact of human nature across different societies. This suggests that attempts to suppress religion are likely to be short-lived because human thought seems to be rooted to religious concepts, like the existence of supernatural agents or gods, and the possibility of an afterlife or pre-life.”
Dr Justin Barrett, from the University of Oxford’s Centre for Anthropology and Mind, who directed the project, said faith may persist in diverse cultures across the world because people who share the bonds of religion “might be more likely to cooperate as societies . . . Interestingly, we found that religion is less likely to thrive in populations living in cities in developed nations where there is already a strong social support network.”

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No, I'm laughing at you.
I rest my case.

Your case has nothing to rest on.  Communists have a great deal in common with Libertarians, in that they both base their governmental system on some unattainable ideal, which probably won't have the effect that they desire, even if they could attain it ... rather than basing their governmental system on what works.

Both ideals end in dictatorship: one by the Communist Party and the other by corporations and the wealthy.

I stated that you base your arguments on emotion by lashing out emotionally and you wrote, "No, I'm laughing at you". I think that rests my case clear enough.

Dictatorship by the producers of society, dictating that every person gets to keep their own shit. Brilliant.

"in that they both base their governmental system on some unattainable ideal, which probably won't have the effect that they desire, even if they could attain it ... rather than basing their governmental system on what works."

-So, you are fundamentally a pragmatist and use metaphor to bolster your convictions. OK.

 

 

More proof that you have no idea what words mean.

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