“Wilson is — if his worldview is correct — just as much living a lie as those religionists that he castigates.”
If we want to effectively explain human behavior in all its messy richness, we would do well to look beyond this box of just-so stories.
We are free to accept ad hoc evo psych explanations if we wish. Like astrology and palm reading, they make good conversation pieces.
Parents with a new baby are almost always asked, “Is it a boy or a girl?” And the answer is almost always one or the other.