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On Evolution And The Development Of Faith


If we consider, from the standpoint of Evolution, that all human faculties are the result of accumulated modifications caused by the interaction of the organism with its natural environment, we are justified in concluding, firstly, that there exist in the natural order certain categories of phenomena which have determined the growth of religious feeling, and that faith is as normal as any other faculty.


Secondly, assuming the truth of the hypothesis of the development of simpler forms into more complex forms, the end to which these traits have progressed demonstrates adaptation of faith to the requirements of Life. In sum, we may reasonably conclude that religious feeling is in some way conducive to human welfare.