Darwin's Cathedral (ISBN 9780226901350) is a 2002 book by David Sloan Wilson which proposes that religion is a multi-level adaptation, a product of cultural evolution developed through a process of multi-level selection. It has been cited by approximately 969 times according to google scholar (as of 1 January 2014).
The Journal of the American Academy of Religion called it "a welcome book because it unsettles everybody, evolutionary biologist and religious believer alike". Jared Diamond in the NY Review of Books called it a "thought-provoking book" which "will stimulate each reader to examine his or her personal view of religion's future".
- Andrew Brown, "'I wanted to show how niceness evolves'" Guardian (London), July 24, 2003, http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2003/jul/24/scienceinterviews.research
- Natalie Angier, "A Conversation with David Sloan Wilson; The Origin of Religions, From a Distinctly Darwinian View", New York Times, December 24, 2002, http://www.nytimes.com/2002/12/24/science/conversation-with-david-sloan-wilson-origin-religions-distinctly-darwinian-view.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm
- "Review: Darwin's Cathedral: Evolution, Religion, and the Nature of Society", J Am Acad Relig (2004) 72 (3): 800-802. doi: 10.1093/jaarel/lfh079 http://jaar.oxfordjournals.org/content/72/3/800.extract
- Jared Diamond, "The Religious Success Story", The New York Review of Books, November 7, 2002
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