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Faith Instinct - 10 edition

Faith Instinct (ISBN10: 0143118196; ISBN13: 9780143118190)
ISBN13: 978-0143118190
ISBN10: 0143118196

Summary: A New York Timesscience reporter makes a startling new case that religion has an evolutionary basis. For the last 50,000 years, and probably much longer, people have practiced religion. Yet little attention has been given to the question of whether this universal human behavior might have been implanted in human nature. In this original and thought-provoking work, Nicholas Wade traces how religion grew to be so essential to early societies in their struggle for survival, how an ins
tinct for faith became hardwired into human nature, and how it provided an impetus for law and government. The Faith Instinctoffers an objective and nonpolemical exploration of humanity's quest for spiritual transcendence.
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Summary: A New York Timesscience reporter makes a startling new case that religion has an evolutionary basis. For the last 50,000 years, and probably much longer, people have practiced religion. Yet little attention has been given to the question of whether this universal human behavior might have been implanted in human nature. In this original and thought-provoking work, Nicholas Wade traces how religion grew to be so essential to early societies in their struggle for survival, how an instinct for faith became hardwired into human nature, and how it provided an impetus for law and government. The Faith Instinctoffers an objective and nonpolemical exploration of humanity's quest for spiritual transcendence. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 10
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.
Year Published: 2010
International: No



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