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Does religion provide an evolutionary advantage?

Religious people have more self-control than their less religious counterparts, leading to lower rates of substance abuse, better school achievement, better health behaviors, less depression, and longer lives, says University of Miami professor of Psychology, Michael McCullough. McCullough’s new meta-study, appearing in the journal Psychological Bulletin, posits that self-control is critical for success in life, […]

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America: In Evolution We Don’t Trust

Given that more than half of all American adults aren’t aware that the Earth goes around the Sun once a year, it’s hardly surprising that the concept of evolution doesn’t sit well with Americans. What is surprising, however, is the large number – around one-third – that believe evolution is wrong. “One in three American […]

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