Colbert Report - Robert Wright on the Evolution of God
A quick word about worldview and explanatory resources. If naturalism is true, then all you have in your explanatory cubbard are physics and chemistry being acted on by (blind) natural selection. So Morality and Religion must have an evolutionary account. That is what Wright tries to offer. (more after you watch the interaction)
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For another perspective by a sociologist of religion, see:
Wright has been interviewed by Bill Moyers (PBS), reviewed by Dinesh D'Souza and blogged on by Cornelius Hunter.
Also he had a provocative and lively on-air debate / conversation on the Hugh Hewitt Show with Philosopher John Mark Reynolds. Audio available here. (HT / Uncommon Descent)
What is clear is that this book and the ideas it contains will be part of the cultural conversation about religion for a while.