Religion has been practiced for tens of thousands of years and remains pervasive throughout the world. Despite some theories of to the contrary, we still lack an overall encompassing explanation for the origin of religion. To the detached observer (think Mr. Spock), religious behavior is a bizarre and senseless activity particularly from an evolutionary point of view. Religion seemingly fulfills no functional or useful objective. Yet, if science and evolution explain the derivation of life on earth, do they also explain all human characteristics, including religious behavior? I propose a new hypothesis for the origin and purpose of religion unconditionally and completely steeped in the incontrovertible theory of evolution.
**Please note the change in location. We have the Coop booked through March of 2014 so consider this our prime location for a while.
Our format is as follows:
Meet and greet from 6:30-7:15
Welcome slides plus "In the News" from 7:15-7:30
Main Presentation from 7:30-7:50
Q&A with presenter from 7:50-8:00
Social breakout from 8:00-9:30