Why Do So Many Smart People Believe in So Many Ridiculous Things?

We know intelligent people believe in God… but why? How do smart people end up accepting so many forms of irrational dogma?

DarkMatters2525 shows us how these bad ideas can propagate:

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If You’re Going to Draw Jesus, At Least Make It Accurate

It turns out the other prophets are jealous of Muhammad’s Special Rule:

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Richard Dawkins Postpones Speaking Tour After Minor Stroke

74-year-old Richard Dawkins suffered a minor stroke last Saturday night, causing him to postpone his upcoming tour through New Zealand and Australia. He appears to be doing just fine — he went to the hospital, is already back at home recuperating, and is expected to have a full (or near-full) recovery.

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If Anti-Evolution Arguments Were Taken Seriously, This Would Totally Happen

Ever wonder what happens to people who post anti-evolution comments on Facebook…?

Well, here’s what those commenters probably think should happen:

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Belief in an Angry God Helped Civilizations Grow, Says Evolutionary Biologist

How have societies flourished in various parts of the world?

A new book by evolutionary biologist Dominic Johnson says that God has a lot to do with it.

He isn’t saying that God exists, but rather that the idea of God can scare people into working with strangers who believe the same way, allowing a civilization to grow.

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