- Letitia Falk
Lab Technician/Recent MSc graduate, University of British Columbia
Update me on by-product theory of the evolution of religion
The last time I read anything about this was in Richard Dawkin's the God Delusion and I'm wondering if anything new has come out since then.
The two explanations that I recall were that religion could be a by-product of obedience or of love.
The idea was that religion doesn't increase fitness itself, but is the by-product of some other trait that is advantageous and has been acted on by natural selection. Just wondering if any other traits had been suggested?