From: Brad Paulsen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue May 27 2008 - 19:38:10 MDT
***www.NewScientist.com - NEWSFLASH***
Religion is a product of evolution, software suggests.
God may work in mysterious ways, but a simple computer program called Evogod
may explain how religion evolved. By assuming that a small number of people
have a genetic predisposition to pass along unverifiable information, the
program predicts that religion will flourish. However, according to the US
scientist who wrote the program, religion only takes hold if non-believers
help believers out - perhaps because they are impressed by their devotion.
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