Does This “Science” Serve Any Purpose?
I’m not religious (as you'd probably guess from some of my other posts) but I still found this article sort of irritating.
The gist seems to be that people who believe in God — or anything supernatural — or who anthropomorphize their pets, well, they're basically just a bunch of introverted geeks who don’t have a life. “Loneliness Breeds Belief in Supernatural” is the name of the article. WTF?
It would be one thing if the above categories were just a small minority. But when you add up everybody who believes in a conventional religion, everybody who believes in some sort of afterlife or reincarnation (whether through religious or occult/metaphysical beliefs) and everybody who anthropomorphizes their pets — you're probably talking about 99% of the population.
So apparently one percent of the population is successful and well-adjusted, and the other 99% are just a bunch of neurotics who can't get it together.
I have no idea what the point of this article was. Even if it’s true, it’s like saying anybody who can't bench press 500 pounds is a wuss, or if you don’t work at least 19 hours a day you're just a waste of oxygen.
cross-posted at Bring It On!