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Comment 7 by mtgilbert

I would like to see a scientific explanation for why people believe in the supernatural. They aren't hearing or seeing something that isn't there, but they still "sense" that it's there.

Patternicity.

We are pattern-seeking mammals, and we often see patterns that arn't there - like shapes in the clouds - because the cost of false positves are generally minimal, the cost of false negatives can be fatal (if you fail to see the predator creeping up on you)

Tue, 15 May 2012 19:36:58 UTC | #941670