An interesting blog post was recently brought to my attention by one of our members:

Understanding Sarah Palin: Or, God Is In The Wattles

I urge you to read it carefully because there actually is a lot of meat there to think about.  But, I wish the author had some more data because his presentation leaves a lot to be desired.

For example, he doesn’t consider that the ability to dissociate/tune in to other levels of consciousness is evolutionarily stable in an environment where psychopaths do not exist.  But, introduce psychopaths, and they take advantage of that in all the ways he describes.  People are terrified by the psychopaths, and then the psychopaths come along and offer bogus solutions!

I doubt the guy would even be open to consider a religion based on science because “religion” has such a bad reputation.

But, the most important thing about this article is that there is a graph included and I want to share it here:

religious communities graph

It’s pretty clear from this that networking/community are super important for survival on many levels.