Religion: Bound to Believe?

Boyer, Pascal (2008) Religion: Bound to Believe? Nature vol 455: 1038-39.

Is religion a product of our evolution? In the past ten years, the evolutionary and cognitive study of religion has begun to mature. It puts forward new hypotheses and testable predictions. It asks what in the human make-up renders religion possible and successful. Findings from cognitive psychology, neuroscience, cultural anthropology and archaeology promise to change our view of religion.

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