The Ecology of Religious Beliefs

November 14, 2014

Societies living in harsh environments are more likely to believe in moralizing gods - this is one of the central findings of a new study on the ecology of religious beliefs.

Russell Gray and his colleagues at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) provide a blueprint for how to leverage the increasing wealth of ecological, linguistic, and historical data to understand the forces that have shaped the behavior of our own species. Find the press release here, and the full article here.

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