Ajita Kamal's Blog (3)

Are You A Freethinker? Naturalism, Life and Meaning in a Causal Universe

Cross posted from our website here.



Many of those of us who call ourselves freethinkers are aware that there is some fundamental difference between the way we view reality and the way the superstitious folks do.

We believe in a naturalistic reality and the others subscribe to the

supernatural. But what…

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Added by Ajita Kamal on March 14, 2010 at 10:04pm — No Comments

"Atheist Crimes" of the last century - The Responses

Since atheists are often accused, unfairly of course, of causing the biggest genocides of the last century, I wrote a detailed article on how to respond to the charges. The strategy takes into account the fact that many religious people are not really aware of how cause and effect works. Nevertheless, the approach to this problem differs from individual to individual.



I have listed 6 possible answers that could be used, sometimes in combinations of two or more, to debate any… Continue

Added by Ajita Kamal on February 9, 2009 at 12:00pm — 10 Comments

On the Evolutionary Origins of Religion

Is religion a parasitic meme or is it a cultural adaptation?



The divide on the question of the naturalistic origins of religion is between the adaptationists and the by-product theorists. The adaptationists are led by David Sloan Wilson and Jonathan Haidt, while Daniel Dennett is the major proponent of the religion-as-a-by-product hypothesis. In this post, I outline the issue briefly and mention some implications of these ideas.



The application of evolutionary theory to… Continue

Added by Ajita Kamal on October 26, 2008 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

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