Evolution vs. Religion vs. Storytelling — A Writer’s Take on Jordan Peterson’s Theory

  1. Human beings are unique in that they can delay gratification.
  2. Because humans can delay gratification, they form beliefs about the potential for an afterlife.
  1. Human beings are unique in that they can delay gratification.
  2. Because humans can delay gratification, they form beliefs about the potential for an afterlife.
  3. Belief in an afterlife is an example of delayed gratification meant to impact the lives of our offspring and is, “metaphorically true, but literally false.”
  1. Human beings are unique in that they can delay gratification.
  2. Because humans can delay gratification, they form beliefs about the potential for an afterlife.
  3. Belief in an afterlife is an example of delayed gratification meant to impact the lives of our offspring and is, “metaphorically true, but literally false.”
  4. Belief in and adherence to metaphor and fantasy may present us with a higher form of truth than does belief in cold, hard facts.
  • What beliefs will I, the storyteller, form in the minds of those who engage with my stories?
  • Do I have a responsibility to tap into a higher form of truth?
  • Is storytelling a quest for truth and perhaps even a quest to understand the Divine?

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I love storytelling. I write novels and screenplays. My latest book, DEATH OF A BOUNTY HUNTER, is out now!

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Jay Sherer

Jay Sherer

I love storytelling. I write novels and screenplays. My latest book, DEATH OF A BOUNTY HUNTER, is out now!

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