quarta-feira, agosto 17, 2005

hope / CIÊNCIA

Vem a propósito observar, tal como Edward Osborne Wilson:
"I am suggesting a modification of scientific humanism through the recognition that the mental processes of religious belief - consecration of personal and group identity, attention to charismatic leaders, mythopoeism, and others - represent programmed predispositions whose self-sufficient components were incorporated into the neural apparatus of the brain by thousands of generations of genetic evolution. As such they are powerful, ineradicable, and at the center of human social existence. They are also structured to a degree not previously appreciated by most philosophers."
('On Human Nature', London, Harvard University Press, 1978, capítulo Hope, pág. 206)