Also in the Belief Systems and Other B.S. series
Weird beliefs are incredibly common in religion, and also incredibly useful.
The Spring & the Pipeline
We're many generations removed from most religion's founders: does it matter?
People in all religions tell dramatic conversion stories; what does this mean?
I was rated 150 on the IQ test I took in grade school, just over the line for genius. I was subsequently treated differently, and I've always wondered how that different treatment affected me, and how big a difference that number has made in my life.
Appeared on KVNF in February 2007.