Monday, July 9, 2007

A Natural History of Religion

A friend asked me to reflect with her on a recent spate of books by scientists and philosophers that assert that religion is bad for us. I am only at the beginning of my reading, but already I am encountering some rather muddy thinking and sweeping conclusions based upon some pretty dubious premises. I post a link to a glowing exception. David Sloan Wilson is an evolutionary biologist who, at least to me, shows fascinating insight on religion as an evolutionary phenomenon.

As one whose primary focus is religion, I have much to add, but I could never even begin to write about biology with Wilson's grasp and authority.

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