In seeking to explain what makes humans exceptional, current evolutionists convert guesswork into a methodology, as humans did for long ages in the pre-scientific past.
Take a look at a plant that takes nothing but gives everything. Why should it deliver so much good to so many?
They reason backwards: Birds evolved, therefore some poorly understood mindless processes must have driven them to evolve.
It’s telling that one kind of evolution always seems to be missing from these “theories” about the evolutionary origins of religion.
Evolutionists now increasingly believe that major adaptations are driven by neutral mutations.