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Answering the cosmic questions is not the reason for the origin of religion, if you embrace Darwinian evolution

Asking what happens to us after we die and our purpose in life is a secondary function of religion, not its original purpose.

Mitchell Diamond
8 min readDec 15, 2022

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Mitchell Diamond

Author of Darwin’s Apple: The Evolutionary Biology of Religion, a new take on the function and purpose of religion. http://www.darwinsapple.com