The Faith Instinct: How Religion Evolved and Why It Endures

The Faith Instinct: How Religion Evolved and Why It Endures

Nicholas Wade


A New York Times technological know-how reporter makes a startling new case that faith has an evolutionary foundation.

For the final 50,000 years, and doubtless for much longer, humans have practiced faith. but little consciousness has been given to the query of even if this common human habit could have been implanted in human nature. during this unique and thought-provoking paintings, Nicholas Wade strains how faith grew to become so necessary to early societies of their fight for survival, how an intuition for religion turned hardwired into human nature, and the way it supplied an impetus for legislation and executive. The religion Instinct bargains an goal and nonpolemical exploration of humanity's quest for religious transcendence.

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