“Why does everything you know, and everything you’ve learned, confirm you in what you believed before? Whereas in my case, what I grew up with, and what I thought I believed, is chipped away a little and a little, a fragment then a piece and then a piece more. With every month that passes, the corners are knocked off the certainties of this world: and the next world too. Show me where it says, in the Bible, ‘Purgatory.’ Show me where it says ‘relics, monks, nuns.’ Show me where it says ‘Pope.’” –Thomas Cromwell imagines asking Thomas More—Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Friday, March 30, 2012
Jonathan Haidt's Magnificent Presentation of D.S. Wilson's Theories
For multi-level selection theory, check out Wilson's work with Eliot Sober, Unto Others.
For the theory of how religion evolved through multilevel selection see Wilson's Darwin's Cathedral.
For a review of Haidt's new book, The Righteous Mind, go here.