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Title: Evolution of Religious Beliefs

Humans may be distinguished from all other animals in having beliefs about the causal interaction of physical objects. Causal beliefs are a developmental primitive in human children; animals, by contrmore »ast, have very few causal beliefs. The origin of human causal beliefs comes from the evolutionary advantage it gave in relation to complex tool making and use. Causal beliefs gave rise religion and mystical thinking as our ancestors wanted to know the causes of events that affected their lives.« less
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Title: Evolution of Religious Beliefs
Publication Date: 2009-08-13
OSTI Identifier: 1026346
Other Number(s): Other: CERN FILE ID: 20111005523
Resource Type: Multimedia
Specific Type: Multimedia Presentation
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: RELIGION ; BELIEFS ; CONFABULATION ; CASUAL BELIEFS
Publisher: CERN
Country of Publication: CERN
Language: English
Run Time: 0:48:35
System Entry Date: 2018-05-11