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Re: [atheists-331] Fw: [bostonatheists] Free Coursera course "A Beginner's Guide to Irrational Behavior"

From: Scott
Sent on: Thursday, March 21, 2013 6:29 AM
On 3/21/[masked]:33 AM, Phil McGee wrote:
> What else can you tell us about this course?

I can't tell people much more. I watched the introductory video and
skimmed the Amazon.com descriptions and comments for his books. AFAIK
the course will focus on behavioral economics, which doesn't directly
tie to atheism except in why people continue to believe in things even
after they admit it's irrational. You might be able to use that to
explain why people continue to believe in some religious tenet even
after it's been shown to be false, or continue to support the leaders of
a religion even after they have been shown to support immoral behavior.

-- 
Scott

`-- c8 ]

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