The Human Brain Evolved to Believe in Gods

Any one who understands the “hope” that religion can impart on a community understands that cavemen with “a religion” (on average) have a greater edge on survival than caveman groups whose brains were more skeptical.

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Is it more likely that the human brain evolved to believe in gods given that God or gods exist?


Sure God(s) exists as an abstraction in minds of a group of people. There has been thousands of Gods in various names in nearly every society and culture going back at least tens of thousands of years. But I am sure that all those other Gods are fake Gods and just your God is the one true God. :grinning:

And among other things, it made humans more effective at organizing for warfare.

This is one, but not the only point made in this book: