Folk psychology meets folk Darwinism

Jay Hegde, Norman A. Johnson

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Abstract

The fact that beliefs in the supernatural are useful to people who hold them does not necessarily mean that these beliefs confer an evolutionary advantage to those who hold them. An evolutionary explanation for any biological phenomenon must meet rigorous criteria, but the facts in this case, even when taken at their face value, fall well short of these criteria.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)476-477
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume29
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Folk psychology meets folk Darwinism. / Hegde, Jay; Johnson, Norman A.

In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 29, No. 5, 01.12.2006, p. 476-477.

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Hegde, Jay ; Johnson, Norman A. / Folk psychology meets folk Darwinism. In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 2006 ; Vol. 29, No. 5. pp. 476-477.
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