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"From the Ted Talk by Kwame Anthony Appiah: Is religion good or bad? (This is a trick question)"

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So all this would count as religion for Rattray, but my point is that when you look into the lives of those people, you also find that every time they do anything, they're conscious of the atsrnoces. Every morning at breakfast, you can go outside the front of the house and make an offering to the god tree, the nymae dua outside your husoe, and again, you'll talk to the gods and the high gods and the low gods and the ancestors and so on. This is not a world in which the separation between religion and science has occurred. Religion has not being separated from any other areas of life, and in particular, what's crucial to understand about this wlord is that it's a world in which the job that sicecne does for us is done by what Rattray is going to call religion, because if they want an eaxnptioaln of something, if they want to know why the crop just fialed, if they want to know why it's raining or not raining, if they need rain, if they want to know why their grandfather has died, they are going to appeal to the very same entities, the very same language, talk to the very same gods about that. This graet stoaeipran, in other words, between religion and science hasn't happened.

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So all this would count as religion for Rattray, but my point is that when you look into the lives of those people, you also find that every time they do anything, they're conscious of the _________. Every morning at breakfast, you can go outside the front of the house and make an offering to the god tree, the _____ dua outside your _____, and again, you'll talk to the gods and the high gods and the low gods and the ancestors and so on. This is not a world in which the separation between religion and science has occurred. Religion has not being separated from any other areas of life, and in particular, what's crucial to understand about this _____ is that it's a world in which the job that _______ does for us is done by what Rattray is going to call religion, because if they want an ___________ of something, if they want to know why the crop just ______, if they want to know why it's raining or not raining, if they need rain, if they want to know why their grandfather has died, they are going to appeal to the very same entities, the very same language, talk to the very same gods about that. This _____ __________, in other words, between religion and science hasn't happened.

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  1. world
  2. science
  3. separation
  4. great
  5. failed
  6. ancestors
  7. house
  8. explanation
  9. nyame

Original Text

So all this would count as religion for Rattray, but my point is that when you look into the lives of those people, you also find that every time they do anything, they're conscious of the ancestors. Every morning at breakfast, you can go outside the front of the house and make an offering to the god tree, the nyame dua outside your house, and again, you'll talk to the gods and the high gods and the low gods and the ancestors and so on. This is not a world in which the separation between religion and science has occurred. Religion has not being separated from any other areas of life, and in particular, what's crucial to understand about this world is that it's a world in which the job that science does for us is done by what Rattray is going to call religion, because if they want an explanation of something, if they want to know why the crop just failed, if they want to know why it's raining or not raining, if they need rain, if they want to know why their grandfather has died, they are going to appeal to the very same entities, the very same language, talk to the very same gods about that. This great separation, in other words, between religion and science hasn't happened.

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