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    George E. Newman, Sergey V. Blok & Lance J. Rips (2006). Beliefs in Afterlife as a by-Product of Persistence Judgments. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (5):480-481.
    We agree that supernatural beliefs are pervasive. However, we propose a more general account rooted in how people trace ordinary objects over time. Tracking identity involves attending to the causal history of an object, a process that may implicate hidden mechanisms. We discuss experiments in which participants exhibit the same “supernatural” beliefs when reasoning about the fates of cups and automobiles as those exhibited by Bering's participants when reasoning about spirits.
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  2. Sergey V. Blok, George E. Newman & Lance J. Rips (2007). Out of Sorts? Some Remedies for Theories of Object Concepts: A Reply to Rhemtulla and Xu. Psychological Review 114 (4):1096-1102.
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  3. Sergey V. Blok, George E. Newman & Lance J. Rips (2007). Postscript: Sorting Out Object Persistence. Psychological Review 114 (4):1103-1104.
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