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Response to cbayer (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 03:11 PM

8. Well it's a baby and bathwater thing

Can't imagine too many people doubting that group cohesion and submission of the self to the larger group were evolutionary advantages. When you're a weak, slow chimp it comes in pretty handy for survival. It's not exactly a stretch to state that religion depends on the same traits. But that doesn't mean religion was an evolitionary advantage - more that it was the byproduct of one. It's not a great leap from all work together to all work for the leader to all work for the big leader in the sky.

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