Popular religion engages cognitive capacities that are unconscious, intuitive, automatic, and easy; while the core cognitive capacities that the sciences demand are conscious, reflective, deliberate, and difficult. Read More
Hundreds of authors, both religious and scientific, have compared the intellectual content and commitments of religion and science, but, until now, no one has compared their cognitive foundations. Read More
Robert N. McCauley, Ph.D., is the author of Why Religion Is Natural and Science Is Not. He is William Rand Kenan Jr. University Professor of Philosophy at Emory University.