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WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

Comedian Marc Maron is tackling the most complex philosophical question of our day - WTF? He'll get to the bottom of it with help from comedian friends, celebrity guests and the voices in his own head.
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Mar 23, 2017

Religious scholar Reza Aslan has spent his life studying the facts and misconceptions about belief and the evolutionary reasons people need to believe in something larger than themselves. Beginning with his family fleeing a religious revolution in Iran, then landing in Oklahoma as a child and growing up in a Latino community in San Jose, Reza talks with Marc about his lifelong exploration of faith, including the findings of his new documentary series, Believer. This episode is sponsored by Proper Cloth, the new movie Wilson, and Seeso.

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  • over a month ago
    Jordan Weimer
    The concept of God arises from a misassociation that arose after human's developed a sense of beauty that encompasses tool building. We already had a sense of beauty for natural physical features, body parts and green mountain ranges with flowing water, and when we developed the ability to sense beauty in design we inferred design in everything that we saw as beautiful. That's why we feel the awe of God when we stand on mountains that are designed no more than the plains we drove across to get there. Also, the peaks of the mountains look a lot like the points on acheulean handaxes.

    Evolutionarily God arose as an accident with no clear advantage because of the brain's simplicity and inability to differentiate beauty in nature from beauty in design. The birth of esthetic birthed God too.