Accomodationism: The End of Cognitive Behavior Therapy?

Gil Gaudia


It is astonishing how so many science popularizers are able to take a bit of scientific evidence and elevate it into an earth-shattering discovery–or at least a revolutionary principle. The “God gene” hypothesis is probably the best example of the practice: the notion that a specific part of the human anatomy, which may be genetically transmitted or that produces an effect on an electronic monitor, is proof that God wants us to worship him.

A more recent revelatory announcement involved the discovery of the “God particle”–the Higgs boson–a major achievement in particle physics. The unwarranted claim here has scientists finding an explanation for the origin of the universe, creating mass out of “nothing,” and possibly once again demonstrating God’s intentions.

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