The Faith Instinct
|Subject||Human evolution, social evolution, human history, sociobiology, evolutionary psychology|
The Faith Instinct: How Religion Evolved and Why It Endures is a 2009 book by New York Times science reporter Nicholas Wade. The book is about the evolution of religious behavior and why it endures. Wade argues than religions create social solidarity that bind us into groups, requiring certain behavior, and the gods who enforced those rules, helped human society go from families to bands of people who were not necessarily related.