Religion For Its Own Sake
Explaining our predisposition to religious belief, just as scientists can explain taste and perception of color, does not explain it away, says Michael Graziano. "I’m a neuroscientist and also an atheist, but I’m not an anti-theist." "Nor do I believe that science...can somehow persuade people that religion is nonsense." "For the vast majority of people, religion is a way of life. It is about community and music, place and food, comfort and emotional support. It is, like all of human culture and experience, a function of our peculiar neurobiology, and we should try to appreciate it as such."