Supernatural Selection: How Religion Evolved

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Index
Acheulean tools, tool industry 138–139, 197, 222, 251, 267
adaptation 2, 4, 151–157, 202–203, 208
adze 139, 151–158
African Interregnum 79–80, 91, 100, 103, 110, 117, 119–120, 128, 136, 145, 150, 168, 198
agency detection 4, 9, 105, 155–156, 173, 200, 233
alpha male control role 131
altered states of consciousness 71, 91–94, 136, 143–144, 158, 172
altruism (evolution of) 40–49, 52–57, 174
Ambrose, Stanley 80–81
anatomically modern humans (AMH) 18, 39, 61, 70, 79–82, 86–87, 100–101, 128, 172, 197, 203
ancestors, ancestor worship 18–19, 33–34, 38–40, 60–61, 63–68, 73–75, 79, 145–150, 176–177, 199–201, 216
animal and natural spirits (see also animism) 62, 74, 79, 116
animism (see also animal and natural spirits) 62, 74, 79, 116
anterior cingulate cortex 219–220, 227
anthropomorphism 20, 104, 116, 173
Argyle, Michael 28
Aristotle 180, 182, 229, 231
Ashkenazi Jews 153
atavisms 96
atheism 21, 27
atheists (Dutch) 25
Atran, Scott 4, 7
attachment
religion as 30–32, 36, 213
system 4, 9
Australian aboriginals 57, 68
Azari, Nina 35
baboons (see also gelada baboons) 82–84, 106, 132, 135, 137
back-and-forth social exchanges (infants and caregivers; see also protoconversation) 98
Baldwin, James Mark 95
Baldwin effect 95
Bali water temple system 5, 76, 168
Baltes, Paul 190
Bar-Yosef, Ofer 139
Bateson, Melissa 54
Batson, C. Daniel 191
beads (see also body ornaments) 51, 59, 62, 66, 81, 118
Beauregard, Mario 34, 88
Beit-HaUahmi, Benjamin 28
Belyaev, Dmitri 95–97, 220
Benson, Peter 178
Berekhat Ram (figurine) 143

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