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29 May 2015, 07:13
Just because this is way interesting... (https://ffrf.org/publications/freethought-today/item/13492-the-pirahae-people-who-define-happiness-without-god)

Which makes me wonder how and when this particular cultural adaptation evolved...

ETA: except (on some further reading) that not believing in god doesn't mean they don't have a cosmology of sorts (mainly that there isn't any origin), and they also believe in various spirits--the jaguar, etc (animism, it seems like), and that there are beings perhaps that exist above the sky and below the earth (because those are boundaries of sorts of this world.

29 May 2015, 07:28

I totally want to see this documentary...

30 May 2015, 19:40
I totally want to see this documentary...
My too! ^v^
I'm not sure what the claims are yet, but I most certainly am interested to see how our understandings about human nature, and in this case language, are evolving as new information is added, and I must say that I find the Pirahã's culture to be quite interesting. :3