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Considers religion's psychological and social functions, as well as how flexible or rigid religious institutions are in fluctuating biological and social environments. The relationship of culture to biology and society is one of the current frontiers of thought. This book chooses religion, mainly organised religion, as the aspect of culture for a very broad investigation. A fresh revolutionary model which incorporates cultural and religious values is presented, together with a complementary economic interpretation of religion. It examines the types of effect religion has on human society and biology, particularly Christianity, Islam & Buddhism. Special concern on demography where different religions have different impacts.
This book examines the types of effect religion has on human society and biology, particularly Christianity, Islam and Buddhism. The relationship of culture to biology and society if one of the current frontier of thought. This book chooses religion as the aspect of culture for a very broad investigation.
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Table of Contents
Biological Evolution and Cultural Change (J. Odling-Smee).
Psychological Processes in Cultural and Genetic Coevolution (J. Crook).
Economic Analysis and Organised Religion (E. Schlicht).
Technology, the Human Niche and Darwinian Explanation (E. Jones).
Secular Change and Religious Inertia (V. Reynolds).
Religion, Reproduction and Risk: Measuring Survival and Growth (D. Coleman).
Survival in Cultural Evolution: The Case of Islam (P. Stewart).
The Impact of Christianity and Islam on Two East African Societies (R. Tanner).