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Comment: Re:there is No god (Score 1) 1852

by appelflapje (#18236458) Attached to: Humans Hardwired to Believe in Supernatural Deity?
In the article, Scott Atran wonders what the use of religion was from an evolutionary perspective.

A few days back I saw a comic strip of a caveman worshipping a rock. A fellow caveman remarked that it was just a stupid rock. The first caveman promply bashed the second caveman's head in (using the rock), saying it was necessary, because he was an 'infidel'.

Now think about it for a second. If we look at the course of history, a lot of wars have been waged in the name of religion. This has been going on over the course of decennia, millennia even.

What if there really is a genetic trait that 'hardwires' us to be religious? What if the holy wars have caused the lesser (read: non) religious genes to be weakened in numbers, or even erradicated? If you look at it like that, religion could have caused a significant change in human evolution.

That would put the whole Evolution vs. Creationism discussion in a whole new perspective, right?

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