Spirit Beliefs Debunked?

Science, Religion and Culture 5 (1):73-82 (2018)
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I discuss and criticize an argument for the conclusion that belief in spirits is unreliably formed and hence unjustified. The argument is based on three scientific explanations for spirit-beliefs; hyperactive agency detection device, infrasound, and magnetic stimulation of the temporal lobe. I argue that the argument fails because the explanations are of too limited scope



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Hans Van Eyghen
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