Did Religion Have an Evolutionary Value?

Even Dawkins sees some value in religion, just not in the present. ScienceBlogs reports:

Richard Dawkins argues that humanity’s historical predisposition towards religion and supernatural beliefs may have held an evolutionary utility. “The rule of thumb: ‘Believe whatever your parents tell you,’ quite clearly could have survival value,” says Dawkins.

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  • connie dobbs

    Yes. Sky Cake!

    • Tuna Ghost

      I have no idea if Oswalt actually believes his Sky Cake routine, but I hear it as an explanation for religion in society often enough that I may have caused irreparable damage to my teeth from grinding them.

  • tonyviner

    I still can't believe he had sex with Mr. Garrison.

    • mcgibbo

      He didn't realise he was a Mr. though to be fair to him

      • tonyviner

        Look at you Brits, always sticking together.

  • Iamaguest

    I don’t care if It’s a byproduct of evolution or not, there’s no excuse for believing in this kind of irrational religious bullshit…now if you’ll excuse me I have to go draw some sigils…I’m planning on contacting an alien race who I’m hoping will tell me who’s really behind the new world order…

  • Iamaguest

    I don't care if It's a byproduct of evolution or not, there's no excuse for believing in this kind of irrational religious bullshit…now if you'll excuse me I have to go draw some sigils…I'm planning on contacting an alien race who I'm hoping will tell me who's really behind the new world order…

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