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the utility of a behavioral trait or of a physical feature of an organism in aiding the survival and reproduction of the organism.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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If nothing else, religion has tremendous genetic
However, goods can be desirable for a reason other than
The ability to distinguish similar spoken sounds is clearly of
It is selfish behavior with no
for our planet.
Both aggression and more peaceful traits have
so we're likely to find both in humans.
And it may have
in that it promotes group cohesion, and helps leaders to organize and control the group's members.
For natural selection is oblivious to the
of camouflage and other adaptive strategies.
There is of course an alternative view, and that is that religion is a byproduct of other traits which have
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