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Saturday, January 23, 2016


Religion May Be Part of Our Evolution
Believe it, or not. A new book, God Is Watching You, by social scientist Dominic Johnson, explores the benefits of religion. While belief systems are often blamed for worldly woes, researchers have measured their behavioral benefits and found that fear of divine retribution is a powerful motivator for being good. The findings support the author's theory that religion is an evolutionary blessing. Atheism can use science as a "gospel of enlightenment," but Johnson says it's no less flawed thanreligion - and what folks really need is a bit of faith.

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