How Religion Saved Humanity from Extinction


Tue, Jun 29th, 2010 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

About 70,000 years ago a massive volcanic eruption ushered in disastrous climate change and drove our early human ancestors to near extinction. From the few who survived came a population explosion along with the development of sophisticated tools and symbolic thought. Emerging from Africa, these humans became the most advanced species on the planet. What sparked this remarkable turnaround? Apparently, it was religion.



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