from month 12/2014

What Explains the Emergence of Moralizing Religions?

An ambitious article: "Increased Affluence Explains the Emergence of Ascetic Wisdoms and Moralizing Religions", by Nicolas Baumard, Alexandre Hyafil, Ian Morris, and Pascal Boyer in Current Biology, 25, 1 (2015) (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2014.10.063) Summary Background: Between ...

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A Cognitive Science of Theology?

A new, interesting, and original book by Helen De Cruz and Johan De Smedt: A Natural History of Natural Theology: The Cognitive Science of Theology and Philosophy of Religion. MIT Press 2014. Overview: "Questions about the existence and attributes of God form the subject matter of natural ...

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