Jonathan Haidt on Religion, Evolution, and the Ecstasy off Self-Transcendence
Author: Jonathan Haidt
Source: Ted Talk
The topics of religion and multilevel selection have been much in the news on the pages of ETVOL, and for good reason--a growing consensus that humans are a strongly group-selected species and that religion and morality are largely products of group selection. That was the topic of a recent TED talk delivered by evolutionary social psychologist Jonathan Haidt, author of the newly published The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion.