Month: May 2019
Get your applications in asap for the public choice outreach conference, a crash course in public choice for students from all fields. A great chance to hear from Tyler, Robin Hanson, Shruti Rajagopolan and many others.
…contrary to long-held assumptions that religious upbringing causes sexually restrictive attitudes and behaviors, several large data sets now suggest a reverse causal arrow—people’s preferred mating strategies determining their attraction toward, or repulsion from, religion. Second, other recent findings suggest that distrust of nonreligious individuals is almost completely erased by knowledge that they are following a restricted monogamous lifestyle. Thus, reproductive strategies often underlie apparently sacred concerns. We close with a consideration of ways in which reproductive interests might underlie a broad range of benefits associated with religious affiliation.
Here is the article, via the excellent K.