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  •  Religious folk also (0+ / 0-)

    tend to have (a lot) more children, so you don't really have to look very far for an evolutionary advantage.

    190 milliseconds....

    by Kingsmeg on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 06:46:46 AM PDT

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    •  That's a contemporary artifact. (2+ / 0-)
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      wilderness voice, pvasileff

      In pre-literate societies, everyone has lots of children, religious or otherwise. There's no such thing as birth control, and you breed until you die because there is no other way, particularly since the majority of children die before reaching adulthood.

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