Effective untestability and bounded rationality help in seeing religion as adaptive misbelief

@article{TalmontKaminski2009EffectiveUA,
  title={Effective untestability and bounded rationality help in seeing religion as adaptive misbelief},
  author={Konrad Talmont-Kamiñski},
  journal={Behavioral and Brain Sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={32},
  pages={536 - 537}
}
Abstract McKay & Dennett (M&D) look for adaptive misbeliefs that result from the normal, though fallible, functioning of human cognition. Their account can be substantially improved by the addition of two elements: (1) significance of a belief's testability for its functionality, and (2) an account of reason appropriate to understanding systemic misbelief. Together, these points show why religion probably is an adaptive misbelief. 
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