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Darwin's Cathedral : Evolution, Religion and the Nature of Society

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Until recently, evolution and religion have been considered contending, irreconcilable theories of origin and existence. David Sloan Wilson takes the radical step of joining the two, while thinking of society as an organism, one in which morality and religion are adaptations.show more

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  • Paperback | 268 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 16mm | 381.02g
  • The University of Chicago Press
  • University of Chicago Press
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 9 tables
  • 0226901351
  • 9780226901350
  • 115,130

About David Sloan Wilson

David Sloan Wilson is a professor of biology and anthropology at Binghamton University. He is the author of "The Natural Selection of Populations and Communities" and coauthor of "Unto Others: The Evolution and Psychology of Unselfish Behavior."show more

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A "Times Literary Supplement" Book of the Year, 2002 Until recently, evolution and religion have been considered contending, irreconcilable theories of origin and existence. In this book, David Sloan Wilson takes the radical step of joining the two, but not in the usual fashion. The key, he argues, is to think of society as an organism-one in which morality and religion are adaptations that allow groups of humans to function as a coherent whole.show more