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Evolving brains, emerging gods : early humans and the origins of religion / E. Fuller Torrey.

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  • ISBN: 9780231183369 (cloth : acid-free paper)
  • ISBN: 0231183364 (cloth : acid-free paper)
  • Physical Description: xv, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Columbia University Press, [2017]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-277) and index.
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Introduction: The brain, home of the gods -- Part 1. The making of the gods. Homo habilis : a smarter self ; Homo erectus : an aware self ; Archaic Homo sapiens (Neandertals) : an empathic self ; Early Homo sapiens : an introspective self ; Modern Homo sapiens : a temporal self -- Part 2. The emergence of the gods. Ancestors and agriculture : a spiritual self ; Governments and gods : a theistic self ; Other theories of the origins of gods -- Appendix A: The evolution of the brain -- Appendix B: Dreams as proof of the existence of a spirit world and land of the dead.
Subject: Religion > Philosophy.
Anthropology of religion.
Brain > Evolution.

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