A Scientific Definition of Religion by

@inproceedings{Dow2007ASD,
  title={A Scientific Definition of Religion by},
  author={James W. Dow},
  year={2007}
}
Religion is a collection of behavior that is only unified in our Western conception of it. It need not have a natural unity. There is no reason to assume, and good reason not to assume, that all religious behavior evolved together at the same time in response to a single shift in the environment. This article does not look at the religion as a unified entity and seek a definition of its essence. Instead, it looks at what science needs to know in order to discover how and why religion came into… CONTINUE READING