Tag: Pascal-Boyer

Pascal Boyer continues his search for natural sources of religious belief

November 24, 2008 | By | 2 Replies More
Pascal Boyer continues his search for natural sources of religious belief

I have previously posted on the work of psychologist and anthropologist Pascal Boyer. Throughout his writings, Boyer has repeatedly warned us that we shouldn’t settle for simplistic explanations for religious belief. We shouldn’t be looking, for sample, for a “gene for religious thinking.” In the October 23, 2008 addition of Nature (available online only to […]

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What does evolution really have to do with religion? David Sloan Wilson argues that it’s time to find out.

August 28, 2007 | By | 3 Replies More
What does evolution really have to do with religion?  David Sloan Wilson argues that it’s time to find out.

The God Delusion, by Richard Dawkins, is a runaway bestseller.  Dawkins is a relentless one-man religion wrecking-crew.  He carries a sharp knife for the many arguments that religions are somehow useful or worthy. But isn’t religion sometimes good? Doesn’t religion sometimes heal the sick and feed the poor?  When it comes time to complement religion, Dawkins tends to […]

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