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Reading Rossano

May 9, 2012

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How did February turn into May? It must have been magic! Among the thousand and one things that have been keeping my away from updating my blog over the last couple of months has been a very much overdue review of Rossano’s Supernatural Selection. Reading the book has been interesting but from a meta perspective […]

Abstract for the Brno workshop

February 28, 2012

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The lovely people at Levyna in Brno have been very busy. The research centre has its own website and they’re about to host a research workshop to which I’m about to head off. To fit in with the general theme, I have decided to present a paper which takes a step back from the approach […]

Review of Westerhoff’s Twelve Examples of Illusion

February 1, 2012

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There are people who seem to really enjoy writing very harsh reviews. I find myself left with a sour taste in my mouth afterwards. And so it is with my review of Westerhoff’s recent book published by Oxford University Press. The review is going to be in the journal Religion but it is already up […]

Spaghetti, cumulative cultural evolution and ritual traditions

December 9, 2011

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Back in 2009 I went to a European Human Behaviour and Evolution Conference in St Andrews. One of the highlights of that conference and definitely the bit of it that has stuck in my mind was a paper presented by Christine Caldwell. Caldwell talked about a methodology that she’s been using to test claims about […]

It is accomplished

November 30, 2011

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It is done.

7 myths about myths about religion

August 8, 2011

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A while ago I received an email asking me to put up a link on my blog to an article that someone has written concerning 25 myths regarding religion. Busy as I was with marking and everything else that the end of semester entails, I did not look at the article. I have now, however, […]

You’ve heard the talk, now see the poster!

August 1, 2011

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As I mentioned earlier, I recently presented a poster at the CogSci 2011 meeting in Boston. By clicking on the version below it is possible to see the full-size version.

Knowledge, Value, Evolution is out

July 30, 2011

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The volume edited by Tomas Hribek and Juraj Hvorecky, entitled Knowledge, Value, Evolution, is now out and available in all good internet book-stores (as well as Tesco!) It contains articles by Franz Wuketits, Jonathan Knowles and Jaroslav Peregrin. It also contains an article of mine that I mentioned earlier on this blog. The have-to I […]

Draft version of For God and Country, but not necessarily for Truth

July 28, 2011

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I have put up on academic.com a draft of my article on ideology and religion – it has been one of the things I have been working on instead of writing on the blog. Here is the abstract: Drawing upon the distinction between beliefs whose function is related to their truth and those where it […]

Across America

April 21, 2011

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Trying to give three talks in four days in three different time zones is somewhat tiring. As I have found. For a week in March I went on a mad dash across the US to give talks in Arizona, Georgia and Alabama. The trip was made possible thanks to an invitation from the Chance, Purpose […]

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