Amazons East and West: A Real-Life Experiment in Social Cognition

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Real-life, rather than laboratory, experiments in natural history are rare. They occur, for instance, when living beings independently adapting to similar en- vironmental conditions develop similar features, and are considered as the ultimate proof of the theory of biological evolution (Dawkins 2009, 268). Even more exceptional are experiments in human history, which also prove the va- lidity of the theory of evolution, sociobiological and cognitive rather than bio- logical.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvolution, Cognition, and the History of Religion
Subtitle of host publicationA New Synthesis
EditorsAnders Klostergaard Petersen, Gilhus Ingvild Sælid, Luther H. Martin, Jeppe Sinding Jensen, Jesper Sørensen
Place of PublicationLeiden
PublisherBrill Academic Publishers
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9789004385375
ISBN (Print)9789004385108
StatePublished - Oct 2018

Publication series

Name Supplements to Method & Theory in the Study of Religion
ISSN (Electronic)2214-3270

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Religious studies


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