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The evolutionary roots of religion

South African Science and Religion Forum. Conference

The evolutionary roots of religion

cultivate, mutate or eliminate? : proceedings of the fourteenth conference of the South African Science and Religion Forum (SASRF) of the Research Institute for Theology and Religion held at the University of South Africa, Pretoria, 28 to 29 August 2008

by South African Science and Religion Forum. Conference

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Published by Research Institute for Theology and Religion, University of South Africa in Pretoria .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Religion and science -- Congresses,
  • Evolution -- Religious aspects -- Congresses

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statementeditor, Cornel W. du Toit.
    GenreCongresses
    SeriesSASRF series -- v. 13
    ContributionsDu Toit, C. W., University of South Africa. Research Institute for Theology and Religion.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL263 .S616 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 280 p. :
    Number of Pages280
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23913670M
    ISBN 101868885453
    ISBN 109781868885459
    LC Control Number2009444035
    OCLC/WorldCa426925002

    History The roots of Greek religion. The study of a religion’s history includes the study of the history of those who espoused it, together with their spiritual, ethical, political, and intellectual experiences. Greek religion as it is currently understood probably resulted from the mingling of religious beliefs and practices between the incoming Greek-speaking peoples who arrived from the.   Richard Dawkins, British evolutionary biologist, ethologist, and popular-science writer who emphasized the gene as the driving force of evolution and generated significant controversy with his enthusiastic advocacy of atheism. Learn more about Dawkins’s life and career.

      The evolutionary origin of religions theorizes about the emergence of religious behavior during the course of human evolution. About the book:   I have read some excellent books in Evolutionary Psychology but this one takes the cake. It is absolutely first rate and I recommend it without reservation. The book's goal - explaining religious behavior in humans - is hardly modest but, amazingly, it succeeds to an unimaginably high level. Boyer's insights are at once daring and by:

    Buy Evolution as a Religion: Strange Hopes and Stranger Fears (Routledge Classics) 2 by Midgley, Mary, Midgley, Mary (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(15).   Marc D. Hauser, a Harvard biologist, has built on this idea to propose that people are born with a moral grammar wired into their neural circuits by evolution. In a new book, “Moral Minds.


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“This is my body.” These words, recorded in the Gospels as being spoken by Jesus during the Last. Religion in Human Evolution is a meticulously constructed academic tome (+ pages) that effectively explores Bellah's understanding of how religion developed within the larger framework of human evolution from the paleolithic to the axial age/5(56).

Period 2: Polytheism (15, BCE – Present) The roots of Polytheism may lie in the Epipaleolithic era. Linguists and historians have defined a hypothetical language family called Nostratic, which seems to have influenced all the African and Eurasian dialects.

The main point made by the book is that "religion(s)" exist because of quirks in the way human minds work, not because of anything in the religion(s) or because pf any effect of the religion(s).

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Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Questioning the beliefs of the world's eminent evolutionists.4/5. The first book-length treatment that focuses specifically on costly signalling, sexual selection, and related evolutionary theories to explain religion, The Attraction of Religion will be an important contribution to the field and will be of interest to researchers in the fields of evolutionary.

The Biology of Religious Behavior. The Evolutionary Origins of Faith and Religion edited by Jay. Feierman. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, xix+ pp. ISBN Abstract. The three books under review are part of a rash of recent books exploring biological and evolutionary aspects of religion.

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Dawkins advocates the "theory of religion as an accidental by-product – a misfiring of something useful" as for example the mind's employment of intentional : Richard Dawkins.on the evolution of magic, religion, and science, anthropol- ogist Edward Tylor ’ s theory of the origin of primitive religion in animism, classicist Theodor Mommsen ’ ss t a g e so fR o m a n.