Unconscious learning underlies belief in God, study suggests

Here is the paper which is open access:

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-18362-3

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What about people who have firm faith in God for a large part of their lives and then become atheists or agnostics in their 30s or 40s?

I have never associated athiesm with a mental inability. Perhaps the study has some kind of selection bias involved?

Interesting questions! I will hazard a guess there is a difference between intuitive and learned pattern recognition. That wouldn’t represent inability, but rather learning a new way to think about things as a person ages.

I have never associated athiesm with a mental inability. Perhaps the study has some kind of selection bias involved?

That could be too. I’ll try to give it a more careful read later.

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