Religion as an adaptive response

Continuing where Hume left off….

Is Religion Adaptive? It’s Complicated
A group of Darwinian theorists discuss religion in Edinburgh

By Jesse Bering

Evolutionary biologist Robert Trivers from Rutgers University, meanwhile, discussed the possible role of psychological self-deception in the realm of religion and reviewed the impossible to ignore evidence that religiosity positively effects human health. And Westmont College biologist Jeff Schloss, who has worked extensively on the theological implications of Darwinism, gently compelled us to consider what these scientific developments in the study of religion will ultimately mean philosophically.

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Religion as an adaptive response

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