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The religion virus : why you believe in God : an evolutionist explains religion's tenacious hold on humanity

Author: Craig A James
Publisher: Hants, UK : O Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Religions evolve, not metaphorically, but in a very real way. By applying 'survival of the fittest' principles to religion, we can finally understand how religion became incredibly infectious to the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Craig A James
ISBN: 9781846942723 1846942721
OCLC Number: 613522639
Description: 208 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Why is religion like an elephant's DNA? --
Religion's infancy --
Evolution and memes --
Religion grows up --
Why do humans talk? --
Religion's immunity system --
Why is religion so appealing? --
The atheist's paradox --
Religion, technology and government --
Closing sermon.
Responsibility: Craig A. James.

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Like a selfish gene or a parasite, the religion virus catches a free ride in the minds of our species, infecting our history and culture. What Guns, Germs and Steel did for anthropology, this book Read more...

 
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