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3/27/2018 12:09 PM
I found a list of people buried in the cemetery where a lot of my family is buried and was surprised by the number of babies. It got me thinking and I decided infant mortality is related and probably causal for religiousness. I've heard that losing a child is rated the most traumatic thing that can happen to a person, so if it's normal there'd have to be some sort of coping mechanism people would seek out. And as countries develop both infant mortality and religiousness go down. People aren't experiencing that loss so they don't feel the need to find something divine. Seems there's some research about how religion affects health/mortality, but not the other way around. I hereby proclaim the link between the two based on no evidence.