An article entitled “To understand religion, think football” in the Science magazine, Nautilus, features an interview by Paul Stevenson with Harvey Whitehouse.
The invention of religion is a big bang in human history. Gods and spirits helped explain the unexplainable, and religious belief gave meaning and purpose to people struggling to survive. But what if everything we thought we knew about religion was wrong? What if belief in the supernatural is window dressing on what really matters—elaborate rituals that foster group cohesion, creating personal bonds that people are willing to die for.
Read the full article here.