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Article: The Science of Religion

(It's not an article, it's a broadcast, but please accept the anachronism)
CBC Quirks & Quarks April 11, 2009.

The Science of Religion.

Over the next week or so, Christians around the world will be celebrating Easter, while some Buddhists will celebrate the New Year and Jews will mark Passover. And while these religious festivals are happening, a few curious scientists will be asking, why? Is there something about human psychology or evolution that has made religious worship a nearly universal part of human culture? Science can't say whether gods are real, but it might be able to suggest why people believe in them.
(note: Quirks & Quarks is heard on Saturdays on CBC Radio One from 12:06 - 1:00pm with a rebroadcast Monday evenings at 11:06pm, and also on Sirius satellite radio. You can also listen to the MP3 audio files or subscribe to the podcast, HERE

(thanks to Maria for the tipoff!)

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The Humanist Forum meets Saturday morning 11am-1pm.
The Monthly Meeting, is usually the second Saturday at 1:30pm; specifics should be found on this blog.
The Steering Committee meets the first Wednesday of each month, at 7pm.
The Book Group usually meets on the first Saturday afternoon of the month.