Discussion by: JogreHello all! As a recently awakened former preacher I was mindlessly watching late night programming, reading some scientific literature, when multiple commercials endorsing some new horror films flicked across the screen. As I watched, I couldn’t help but feel the twinge of my previous mindset (preacher, bible teacher, seminarian) flare up absolutely petrified. I felt the hot singe of panic (preacher’s panic, not sane person panic – there is a very different and thoroughly more potent reaction with ‘preacher’s panic’) shoot up my spine and into my chest. Then it disappeared as this thought came into my head: “I wonder where the evolutionary roots of fear of ‘possessed’ people, dead people, horror films in general, originated.” I stifled a bit of laughter when I realized how quickly my previous fear-responses died when I thought about science, and how quickly science came to mind – absolute satisfaction for this newly awakened person.