In this chapter, we analyze how Dual Inheritance Theory (or DIT) can help us explain the origin, transmission and social stabilization of religious beliefs. DIT (also known as gene-culture co-evolution) posits that both biological and cultural selection can work hand in hand in order to stabilize cultural and religious forms in groups over time. Specifically, we will aim to focus our discussion on the interaction between the stabilization of religious beliefs and how specific behaviors and practices, which implicate sexual selection can be viewed in light of a dual-inheritance framework.

Ferretti, F., Adornetti, I. (2022). Dual inheritance theory. Religion, narrative, and selection. In J.L. Yair Lior (a cura di), The Routledge Handbook of Evolutionary Approaches to Religion (pp. 243-260). New York : Routledge [10.4324/b23047-20].

Dual inheritance theory. Religion, narrative, and selection

Ferretti F.
;
Adornetti I.
2022-01-01

Abstract

In this chapter, we analyze how Dual Inheritance Theory (or DIT) can help us explain the origin, transmission and social stabilization of religious beliefs. DIT (also known as gene-culture co-evolution) posits that both biological and cultural selection can work hand in hand in order to stabilize cultural and religious forms in groups over time. Specifically, we will aim to focus our discussion on the interaction between the stabilization of religious beliefs and how specific behaviors and practices, which implicate sexual selection can be viewed in light of a dual-inheritance framework.
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Ferretti, F., Adornetti, I. (2022). Dual inheritance theory. Religion, narrative, and selection. In J.L. Yair Lior (a cura di), The Routledge Handbook of Evolutionary Approaches to Religion (pp. 243-260). New York : Routledge [10.4324/b23047-20].
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