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Complex societies gave birth to big gods, not the other way around

An international research team, including a member of the Complexity Science Hub Vienna, investigated the role of "big gods" in the rise of complex...

How do religious ideologies spread?

Over the last 2000 years Christianity has grown from a tiny religious sect to the largest family of religions in the world. How did...

Better knowledge of evolution leads to greater acceptance of the concept

Prevailing theories about evolution state that belief in the concept is tied only to a person's politics, religion or both. But according to new...

Storytellers promoted cooperation among hunter-gatherers before advent of religion

Storytelling promoted co-operation in hunter-gatherers prior to the advent of organised religion, a new UCL study reveals. Credit: UCL The research shows that hunter-gatherer storytellers were...

Religious belief not linked to intuition or rational thinking, new research suggests

Religious beliefs are not linked to intuition or rational thinking, according to new research by the universities of Coventry and Oxford. Credit: Business Insider Previous studies...

Is religion an evolved domain or instinct?

The question about why more intelligent people tend to be atheistic dates back to the times of Romans and Ancient Greeks. The link between...