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Unformatted text preview: Soul Beliefs 11/18 21:00 Faith and religion allow us to quell this fear of death. The selfish gene – all biological creatures are out to spread their genes. How to properly investigate religious beliefs in the scientific realm. People become resistant to change. Try to understand these belief systems because they are going to influence behaviors. The Soul Beliefs Scale How do we measure belief in the soul? How can we measure people’s belief in some form of afterlife? Reverse coding of items – Some participants will simply circle the same number for items without reading them, 7 point scale As you go up the scale, 7 is strongly agree, on the other end – strongly disagree Components and Component Loadings Soul Beliefs 11/30 21:00 Consequences of beliefs: The Scopes Trial Tennessee vs. Scopes – Trail of the century Social context – 1925 Not many teenagers in high school at the time out in the west. Especially common for Not many teenagers in high school at the time out in the west....
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- Civil Liberty Union, Brilliant opening speech