David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
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The Philosopher 1 (4):21-24 (1996)
One of the famous studies in the psychology of religion involved a pair of researchers who joined a sect that had predicted the end of the world at a date not far in the future. When the big day came and went without incident, the researchers observed that many members left the sect – which says at least something for human rationality. But a hard core soldiered on. They were buoyed by the theory, advanced by some genius of invention in their midst, that the end of the world had taken place, but God had not yet chosen to reveal it.
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