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The attribution of human characteristics to non-human things and events. Anthropomorphism pervades human perceptions and conceptions of the world, and appears central to religion. It results from our need to interpret an uncertain world and from our evolved and involuntary strategy of doing so first with the models that matter most, those of humans. ⸙

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