Evolution of religious capacity in the genus homo: Trait complexity in action through compassion

@article{Rappaport2018EvolutionOR,
  title={Evolution of religious capacity in the genus homo: Trait complexity in action through compassion},
  author={Margaret Boone Rappaport and Christopher J. Corbally},
  journal={Zygon},
  year={2018},
  volume={53},
  pages={198-239}
}
In this third and last article on the evolution of religious capacity, the authors focus on compassion, one of religious expression’s common companions. They explore the various meanings of compassion, using Biblical and early related documents, and derive general cognitive components before an evolutionary analysis of compassion using their model. Then, in taking on neural reuse theory, they adapt a model from linguistics theory to understand how neural reuse could have operated to fix… 

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