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Fuller Torrey CHARACTERS Evolving Brains Emerging Gods Religions and mythologies from around the world teach that God or gods created humans Atheist humanist and materialist critics meanwhile have attempted to turn theology on its head claiming that religion is a human invention In this book E Fuller Torrey draws on cutting edge neuroscience research to propose a startling answer to the ultimate uestion Evolving Brains Emerging Gods locates the origin of gods within the human brain arguing that religious belief is a by product of evolutionBased on an idea originally p An utterly fascinating absorbing account of the cognitive development of man leading to the origins of religion Over the last 200000 years the human brain has gone through stages of development which can be compared with the development of a child s brain in the first few years of life What took homo sapiens 160000 or so years takes a child 6 or 7 years Around 40000 years ago we became capable of autobiographical memory that is the ability to project ourselves forwards and backwards in time We became able to predict future events with some accuracy allowing us to plan ahead skilfully It was at this stage in our evolution that we began to comprehend fully the inevitability of death and most likely to develop a fear of deathThe acuisition of what is termed autobiographical memory together with the simultaneous development of other cognitive skills led to the agricultural revolution of around 10000 years ago Communal living and working as opposed to a nomadic lifestyle led to a dramatic increase in population A settled life meant that the dead could be buried next to the living and so ancestor worship became increasingly important and elaborateBy 6500 years ago as civilisation progressed and the world population increased a few important ancestors crossed a line and became gods Political leaders soon recognised their usefulness and deployed them beyond the original focus on life and death to be instrumental in secular life to help with wars and to cast judgement for example In Mesopotamia around 4500 years ago the world s first civilisation gods were anthropomorphised to a level where they behaved like the later Greek gods who had their origins here They behaved like humans but with supernatural powers They ate and drank fell in love and got married had children and all their needs were taken care of in the temples where they were given food and drink were clothed and entertained The world s first civilisation was firmly built on religious foundations that eventually pervaded every aspect of cultural social and political life Remarkably parallel developments can be seen across the civilised world at this time from Mesopotamia to Europe to the Indus Valley to China and beyond The evolutionary theory of the creation of gods presented in this book isn t new It was first proposed by Charles Darwin The explanation given here however clearly explains cognitive development in physical terms in a way that even a non scientist like myself can easily follow and actually enjoy learning about it The social and cultural aspects of development are absorbing and have given me an almost completely new perspective on our origins Finally the last chapters look at comparative theories of religion and a summary highlights the key points that all religions in the major civilisations have shared 1 An answer to the problem of death God provided immortality eternal life2 Psychological and social benefits from group membership3 The sacred and the secular have usually developed hand in hand For example in Mesopotamia the temples of the gods controlled the workshops and the trade on which the economy was built Political leaders aligned themselves with gods often claiming divine status themselves4 The success of emerging religions is dependent upon the economic political or military success of their adherents eg Christianity through Rome Buddhism through Ashoka5 New religions 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SUMMARY Evolving Brains Emerging Gods 108 READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Þ E. Fuller Torrey CHARACTERS Evolving Brains Emerging Gods Roposed by Charles Darwin Torrey marshals evidence that the emergence of gods was an incidental conseuence of several evolutionary factors Using data ranging from ancient skulls and artifacts to brain imaging primatology and child development studies this book traces how new cognitive abilities gave rise to new behaviors For instance autobiographical memory the ability to project ourselves backward and forward in time gave Homo sapiens a competitive advantage However it also led to comprehension of mortality spurr Fascinating If you are short of time or get bogged down in the brain anatomy parts each chapter is nicely summarized and you can skip around a bit Long story short our brains weren t able to create religions until they finished five key developments then went hog wild creating every variation that has ever existed in a remarkably short time Not sure if I agree that religion was necessary for advanced societies but they certainly seem to have started together Author also doesn t think we ll grow out of religion any time soon though it is implied that if it ever was evolutionarily advantageous it has become the opposite with the possibility of world wide armageddon Just really interesting to read and reflect on The Neuropsychology of Self Discipline of gods was an incidental conseuence Where I’m Calling From of several evolutionary factors Using data ranging from ancient skulls and artifacts to brain imaging primatology and child development studies this book traces how new cognitive abilities gave rise to new behaviors For instance autobiographical memory the ability to project The Accidental Activist ourselves backward and forward in time gave Homo sapiens a competitive advantage However it also led to comprehension Brenda has a dragon in her blood of time Divan Of Rudaki or get bogged down in the brain anatomy parts each chapter is nicely summarized and you can skip around a bit Long story short Choice Stories for Children our brains weren t able to create religions until they finished five key developments then went hog wild creating every variation that has ever existed in a remarkably short time Not sure if I agree that religion was necessary for advanced societies but they certainly seem to have started together Author also doesn t think we ll grow Öbür Divan out Summary of Homo Deus of religion any time soon though it is implied that if it ever was evolutionarily advantageous it has become the Koldbrann - parte 1: Rebeldes opposite with the possibility The Teams Milking Cow of world wide armageddon Just really interesting to read and reflect A Wolfs Desire Reluctant Mates #1 on

  • Hardcover
  • 312
  • Evolving Brains Emerging Gods
  • E. Fuller Torrey
  • English
  • 07 October 2019
  • 9780231183369