The benefits of thinking

The theory of evolution by natural selection is among the best established theory in science (this very blog is named by the famous Dobzhansky, quote). However, despite it’s establishment and well known history, it is among the most controversial subsets of science for the american people.

It is no surprise that someone’s understanding of evolution is altered by demographic factors such as religious upbringing, political affiliation and county of origin.

However, recent mounting evidence about the cognition of religion could explain why the very eloquent theory of evolution is difficult to understand, leading people to instead adopt creationism as a compelling alternative.

A new paper by Will Gervais in Cognition addresses the above idea.

Read about it over at NPR!