Religion and Cognitive Science

I hope both my readers will find this lecture abnormally interesting. While I am far from an expert on cognitive science or much else for that matter, Andy Thomson’s remarks align well with my own less schooled thoughts on the origin and continuation of religion.

I think a lot more works still needs to be done but Thomson’s thoughts point in the right general direction. What do you think?
Via Pharyngula
PS. Some may think that this kind of analysis somehow diminishes poetic elements of the human experience. I think it adds to them.