Harari’s assurance about building group cohesion is simplistic and woefully insufficient to account for common characteristics of religion.
Harari’s conjecture — “There are no gods” — forms the very basis for everything he says in the rest of the book.
Earlier this year an ID-friendly scientist contacted me to ask my opinion of the book. He mentioned a former Christian who had lost his faith after reading it.
We test intelligent design in the same way that we test all historical scientific theories.
It’s another example of a paper that sounds like it could have been written by a proponent of intelligent design.