Re: Uncl: Emergent Properties

Margarita Lacabe (mlacabe@CRL.COM)
Wed, 1 Jun 1994 12:01:52 -0700

On Wed, 1 Jun 1994 CBISHOP@TULSAJC.TULSA.CC.OK.US wrote:

> Sort of on a side here, do atheists believe humans have souls?
> What about evolutionists? If so, do animals have souls? When did we
> pick up souls along the way if animals don't and we do? Or do most
> scientists believe we are animals who have developed cognitively enough
> to invent religion as a way to explain the unknown? Been wondering. CB.
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Neither atheist nor evolutionists (in general, it's never good to
generalize) believe neither humans nor animals have souls, in a
non-metaphorical sense, something which exists independent of the body
and will remain after the body dies.

I think you are right in your last point, we have developed cognitively
enough to invent religion to explain the unknown (and other things).

Margarita Lacabe