This View of Life, Wed Jan 16 2013
By: Edward Slingerland
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Edward Slingerland, a professor in UBC’s Department of Asian Studies, writes about “The Evolution of Religion and Morality” project by a group of UBC and Simon Fraser University researchers.
“This six-year project brings together the expertise of more than 50 scientists, social scientists, and humanities scholars from universities across North America, Europe, and East Asia—along with postdocs and graduate students—into a research network called the Cultural Evolution of Religion Research Consortium (CERC),” he writes.
“CERC aims to answer the questions of how religious cultural forms have evolved over time, how religion is linked to morality, and why religion plays such a ubiquitous role in human existence.”