Will religion ever disappear?

Why Evolution Is True

by Grania

If somebody were to ask me this question, my short-hand, non-researched reply would be: probably not.

I think that humanity currently seems set to become more and more secular as religiosity drops in the newer, younger generations; global birth rates start to show signs of coming under control and even slowing, which we know tends to have a positive effect on poverty; and as poverty decreases, so does religiosity. All these indications are pretty positive.

But humans are pattern-seeking mammals, and we have a tendency to believe the strangest things for very bad reasons, even if they are fairly smart and well educated; so I tend  to think that religion will stick around for a number of reasons.

Over at BBC Future, Rachel Nuwer takes a look at the question referring to what various books and papers have to say on the subject, and they tend…

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Transportation Oddities

People are always trying out new ideas in the area of transportation. Unfortunately, most of the cars on the road today look like they came from the same mold. The only way to identify the manufacturer is from the emblems on the back, or in some cases, the serial number that is located in some hard-to-view spot. Here are some of the vehicles that didn’t really take off in Detroit, or where ever they make cars these days (or moLITTLE SPORTS CARtorcycles) But they would surely turn heads if we saw them cruising down the highway!

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