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Inclusive fitness theory for the evolution of religion

Authors
  • Crespi, Bernard
  • Summers, Kyle1, 2, 3, 4
  • 1 Department of Biological Sciences
  • 2 Simon Fraser University
  • 3 Department of Biology
  • 4 East Carolina University
Type
Published Article
Journal
Animal Behaviour
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Accepted Date
Feb 06, 2014
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/scan/nst017
Source
Elsevier
Keywords
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Abstract

•We present a new synthetic theory for how religion evolved.•The theory is based on maximization of inclusive fitness.•The theory is compatible with evidence from many diverse disciplines.

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