An attribute of a good sci-fi story is that it should open new vistas for the imagination while, at the same time, not requiring the reader to put up with the preposterous.
It’s telling that one kind of evolution always seems to be missing from these “theories” about the evolutionary origins of religion.
I can hardly resist the temptation to say “I told you so,” or to jokingly remark, “Oops, they did it again.”
The rejoinder to this way of thinking, which Jay Richards expresses with wonderful concision, is that humans possess a unique capacity forever setting us apart from machines.
This finding fits Michael Behe’s book Darwin Devolves perfectly. It’s easier to throw cargo overboard than to create it.