Monday, November 8, 2010

Toddler's vs. Atheists

An amusing article from Ars (well, amusing once I put my spin on it :)
"Generally, humans recognize that while animate objects can create order, inanimate objects can only increase disorder"
Unless you're an atheist, who believes mud turns into people...
"There was no difference in the responses of 7-month old children to ordering and disordering events for either the animate or inanimate objects"
That's a good baseline. The first six months, babies focus on interpersonal skills - something most atheists need work on (I'm looking at you, Jerry Coyne).
"However, 12-month old children looked significantly longer when the rolling ball created order than when it caused chaos."
Out of the mouths (or staring patterns) of babes.

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