Tuesday, March 06, 2007

THE DARWINIAN SEARCH FOR GOD

Darwinian Scott Atran is desperately trying to find out how belief in God evolved:
Religion seemed to use up physical and mental resources without an obvious benefit for survival. Why, he wondered, was religion so pervasive, when it was something that seemed so costly from an evolutionary point of view?
Or maybe, "He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end." (Ecclesiastes 3:11, NIV)

1 comment:

Joel1245 said...

Yep Alan, I agree with you. I think it's the latter too.