From the April, 2008 issue of Touchstone
evolution Atheist Antithesis by Logan Paul Gage

Atheist Antithesis

Innate Religious Beliefs Are Evidence of God, Not of Evolution

by Logan Paul Gage

It is fashionable to note that there is nothing new in the “New Atheism” of Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, et al. However, they offer at least one genuinely new challenge to theistic belief: a challenge from developmental and cognitive psychology.

Evolutionary biologists typically explain an organism’s existing traits—such as man’s propensity for religious belief—by reference to natural selection; existing traits persist because they provide organisms with survival advantages over competitors. But some biologists, like Dawkins, now see religion differently. “I am on . . .


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