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Evolution of Religion

The Evolution Of Religion: God Or The Group

Vlad Chituc | Posted 03.13.2013 | Religion
Vlad Chituc

We're social animals, and we're at our best in social groups. Religion just happens to be a really accessible group.

The God Spot Revisited: Spirituality As Evolved Brain Function

Nigel Barber | Posted 10.20.2012 | Science
Nigel Barber

It makes sense that the brain might be specialized for religious experiences. Indeed, an evolutionary perspective on religion implies that humans are inherently susceptible to religious views.

Where Did Religion Come From?

Mark Juergensmeyer | Posted 05.06.2012 | Religion
Mark Juergensmeyer

How has it changed as human societies have evolved over the centuries? These musings are precisely the ones posed by America's premier sociologist, Robert Bellah in "Religion in Human Evolution."

The Darwinian Evolution of Religion

Michael Graziano | Posted 06.11.2011 | Religion
Michael Graziano

Eradicating religion is not possible. It is a fallacy that ignores the specs of the human machine. We are not rational entities. Religion grows on the social machinery in our brains.

Religion Is Evolving Before Our Eyes

Paul Pardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Paul Pardi

The face of religion in the United States is changing dramatically. This seismic shift is not going unnoticed.

Is Religion Good For Us? Former Dawkins Acolyte Now Says Yes!

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Maybe religion is beneficial, after all. That's the natural inference to draw from psychologist Susan Blackmore's sudden reversal of her long-held position that religion is a parasite on human existence.