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Religions serve as powerful emotional stabilizers; the human species tenaciously adheres to the existence of deities – external beings or powers stronger than individual selves.
Religion – how can it be so wrong in describing reality (versus as we know it today) and still attract world wide acceptance and billions of believers? Because it addresses and offers the most basic and powerful human need – an association with and guarantor of our individual physiological continuity.
This association, of course, is an intellectually fabricated analogy, metaphor or symbol representing the root function and activity of nature: Continuity – which we commonly describe as "survival."
Science does not offer psychological continuity and, for that reason, cannot usurp and replace religion – no matter how revealing, convincing or awe inspiring its discoveries or powerful its tested propositions.
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