Evolution and Religion

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Tony Sargeant

Natural selection favoured a rather small and inconspicuous group of mammals who would survive by working co-operatively in small groups.

These groups needed to communicate in order to work together.

The better they were able to communicate – the better their chance of survival.

As that ability to communicate developed so did the mammals need to express the need to be part of community – to embed the understanding that the individual was necessarily part of something that transcended its own individual survival

That transcendent other is expressed in religious terms

Anthony John Sargeant

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