Sunday, February 28, 2010
Researchers at the University of Oxford will spend USD$3.7 million investigating why people believe in God.
Academics have been given a grant to try to find out whether belief in a deity is a matter of nature or nurture.
They will not attempt to solve the question of whether God exists but they will examine evidence to try to prove whether belief in God conferred an evolutionary advantage to mankind.
They will also consider the possibility that faith developed as a byproduct of other human characteristics, such as sociability.
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