What Does Modern Science Say about the Origin of Religion?

Dialogue and Universalism 22 (4):111-119 (2012)
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The origin of religion has fascinated philosophers and evolutionary scientists alike. This article reviews several mechanisms which might have led humans to various forms of religious beliefs. Modern studies and archaeological records suggest that religion may promote cooperation through development of symbolic behavior
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