Why did we evolve these tendencies for erroneous preconceptions of nature? I don't think you've made a convincing utility argument for why it is good to be deceived. When our brain was developing, we weren't at a point that cognition was capable of unbiased thought. That's the bulk of the last six million years of human brain development from an evolutionary standpoint, not the last 100 years. Not even the last 200K years.You start with an erroneous "fact", that human's have universally believed an intelligent creator created the universe for most of our history, and then conclude that we wouldn't believe that if it weren't true.You've selected a mere smidgen of the available data (your own parochial experience with religion, and your own parochial experience with scientific investigation into explaining reality) to draw the type of conclusion one would expect from such a small data pool, it's simply wrong.
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