“Groups fortified by religious belief would have prevailed over those that lacked it, and genes that prompted the mind toward ritual would eventually have become universal.” An article in the New York Times, In Search of the God Gene, flies a kite for religion as an evolutionary benefit. But it takes a very particular view … Continue reading Fortify your group with religious belief! Homing in on the God Gene
Meika recently posted a comment on this site, highlighting the concept of niche construction as a driver of evolution. I found it fascinating, which, partly is why it's taken me so long to respond. (The other reason is a total computer melt down). Anyway, I'm intrigued with the niche construction material, which I hadn't come … Continue reading Niche construction: what does it tell us about culture?
Michael Reiss, clergyman and director of education at the Royal Society, a leading science organisation, has been misquoted as saying creationism should be taught in schools. This is what he actually said . Audio of Prof Michael Reiss His main point seems to be that creationism is not really a simple error that can be … Continue reading How to teach science and religion in schools