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Intuitively appealing, but this could be a "just-so" story.

How does Dr. Cornwall's model compare with the organic model where magical thinking is built into the brains of many people, male and female, and is resistant to external factors? The organic model makes predictions in fMRI and for the intransigence of religious belief.

What predictions does this model make? One might be that in societies where women can be economically self-sufficient there are fewer religious women, different from men of comparable education/earning power. I do not see this trend.

Tue, 17 Feb 2009 00:44:00 UTC | #325907