The whys of Religion vs. Evolution

In America’s dysfunctional society, people need God more than Darwin. America’s low acceptance of evolution ultimately to a dysfunctional society, with high levels of income inequality, drug use, infant mortality, and other negative measures, relative to other industrialized democracies. This social insecurity promotes high levels of belief in religion, whose tenets disagree with the central ideas of evolution. Coyne cited a 2009 study that showed that the more dysfunctional a society, the higher its level of religious belief. “If you live in a society that is dysfunctional and unhealthy, where people are doing better than you, you need solace from somewhere. You get it from religion,” Coyne said. “The thing that blocks acceptance of evolution in America is religion.”


About Giorgio Bertini

Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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