Paul Bloom (born December 24, 1963) is a Canadian American psychologist. He is the Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of psychology and cognitive science at Yale University. His research explores how children and adults understand the physical and social world, with special focus on language, morality, religion, fiction, and art.
On There Is Nothing Special About Religion
Paul's research explores children's understanding of art, religion, and morality. In this discussion he discusses the role of religion in society and it's relationship to our neurobiology. Is it necessary? Is it beneficial? These a couple questions he aims to answer.