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Evolutionary Psychologist: Religion is an “Adaptation” but not a “Universal Acid”

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527
Guests
Casey Luskin
Duration
00:06:47
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On this episode of ID The Future, Casey Luskin discusses recent comments by evolutionary psychologist Matt Rossano disclaiming the idea that evolution poses any threat to belief in God. Yet in his recent book Supernatural Selection: How Religion Evolved, Rossano contends that religion evolved as an adaptation and was not created by God. “The more we understand evolution, the less it seems neither like the bogey man creationists fear nor the universal god-dissolving acid some atheists crave.”
Join Luskin as he unpacks Rossano’s conflicting viewpoints and adds some interesting points of his own.

Casey Luskin

Casey Luskin is an attorney with graduate degrees in science and law, giving him expertise in both the scientific and legal dimensions of the debate over evolution. He earned his B.S. and M.S. in Earth Sciences from the University of California, San Diego, where he studied evolution extensively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. His law degree is from the University of San Diego, where he focused his studies on First Amendment law, education law, and environmental law. He conducted geological research at Scripps Institution for Oceanography (1997-2002).
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adaptation
Atheist
Evolutionary Psychologist
Matt Rossano
Supernatural Selection