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The Origin and Evolution of Religion

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Atheist biologist Richard Dawkins introduced philosopher Daniel Dennett at the British Humanist Society for a lecture on the subject of the origin and evolution of religion.

Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural PhenomenonIf you have ever wondered about these things:

  1. How and why did religion got started in the first place?
  2. What has kept some religions going for thousands of years while other religions have gone extinct?
  3. Why have the religions have undergone so much change since their early days?
  4. What are the various possible changes in the role of religion in the future of the world?