I don't know is it is 'inherent' or not, but it is certainly 'instilled' in us from the cradle to the grave. We are bombarded constantly with visions of the "perfect" human, "perfect" god, "perfect" wife/husband. No one and nothing can measure up to the hype!
To some extent, yes. Humans are a pack species, so we naturally look for beings (both real and fictional) to lead the charge. Worship rituals are just one way that we re-affirm which leader we've chosen.
It does get interesting to see how many atheists believe in a Singularity coming up where we'll be watched over by benevolent artificial intelligences (gods) and be able to upload our minds to the cloud for immortality (afterlife).
If you created a paragraph that had errors, would you delete it, fix it, rewrite it....?Imagine creating a group of letters that formed a "perfect" paragraph, but when you looked at it for a while, it began to...