Religion as helpful precaution

http://econjwatch.org/articles/religion-heuristics-and-intergenerational-risk-management Colleagues may find this article of mine, co-authored with Nassim Taleb, of interest. Suitably-provocative,
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http://econjwatch.org/articles/religion-heuristics-and-intergenerational-risk-management Colleagues may find this article of mine, co-authored with Nassim Taleb, of interest. Suitably-provocative, perhaps, for philosophers, who are often inclined to think that religion is for morons, and that we are outgrowing it. Our case is that religion is probably on balance helpful to all of us (even philosophers: it is an absurd rationalistic delusion, an utter fantasy, to suppose that everything ought to be thought through from the beginning on every occasion, as some philosophers seem to suppose is an ideal), and that it might well be essential for species-survival / for the avoidance of ruin. (I address the standard criticism – that lots of religion has been bad – here: http://http://www.arsdisputandi.org/publish/articles/000394/article.pdf , and in my book PHILOSOPHY FOR LIFE.)

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