I gave a talk on religion and infectious disease at The Nantucket Project. Here’s a short clip (2 min.) on some of the scientifially-sound purification rituals in the Torah, such as hand washing.


2 Responses to “Did prayer emerge to encourage hand washing?”

  1. Ben says:

    Good perspective. I like to think of it as God knowing what was good for people well before they did. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Brad says:

    Harvard BA makes up just-so story with no evidence, misspells “scientifically,” gets BoingBoinged.

    I need a scotch.

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