Taylor Davis (UBC): Group Selection in the Evolution of Religion: Genetic Evolution or Cultural Evolution? Rob Ninowski on the origins of religion: A historical and methodological review. The rise of religion might be all about sex: A study suggests religion might have arisen to protect certain reproductive strategies, like long-term partnership. The introduction to God, Sexuality, and the Self by Sarah Coakley. Andrea Castillo on New Atheism, moral orders, and the psychology of sanctity. David E. Campbell on how it’s social ties — not religion — that makes the faithful give to charity. What good is religion? Sigfried Gold wonders. Can you have religion without God? Moshe Halbertal on Ronald Dworkin and a religious worldview for secularists (and more). Deeper than God: Stanley Fish on Ronald Dworkin’s religious atheism. Isaac Chotiner interviews Richard Dawkins on the Pope, fiction, and why Jews win Nobel Prizes. Scientists try to reconcile Adam and Eve story, whiff — again. What are the odds that Jesus rose from the dead or Moses parted the waves? Even with the best witnesses, vanishingly small. From Vice, was Jesus a Roman hoax to trick the Jews? Piercarlo Valdesolo on the psychological power of Satan: How a belief in “pure evil” shapes people’s thinking. Is secularism unprincipled? Ian Pollock wonders. Billy Sichone on why Bertrand Russell rejected Christianity. London-based “atheist church” launches new congregation in Nashville. Adam Lee on why people are flocking to a new wave of secular communities: Atheist churches.

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