The wish to demote, punish, and degrade ourselves this way, a neurosis special to our modern culture, is itself, ironically, a tribute to human exceptionalism.
It’s telling that one kind of evolution always seems to be missing from these “theories” about the evolutionary origins of religion.
There are many solid, trustworthy inferences in modern science, but there are those that are not very trustworthy at all.
Wesley has been fighting this fight almost single-handedly, as the media looks on in admiration at attempts to control evolution and usher in a secular New Jerusalem.
Watch how easy it is to tell a Darwinian story. If something exists and looks advantageous, it evolved.