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http://groups.google.com/group/talk.origins/browse_frm/thread/5947cbc2f3ae0a31/69325fba2173615b?tvc=1&pli=1

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/15/weekinreview/12wade.html

The evolution of the God gene

"..........This and other research is pointing to a new perspective on religion, one that seeks to explain why religious behavior has occurred in societies at every stage of development and in every region of the world. Religion has the hallmarks of an evolved behavior, meaning that it exists because it was favored by natural selection. It is universal because it was wired into our neural circuitry before the ancestral human population dispersed from its African homeland.............."

rephrase

"...Religion has the hallmarks of an evolved behavior, meaning that it exists because it was favored by natural selection...."

rephrase

"....Whatever has the hallmarks of an evolved behavior, meaning that it exists because it was favored by natural selection...."

rephrase

"....Whatever .... exists because it was favored by natural selection...."

rephrase take out NS red herring

"....Whatever .... exists because it was favored by Roger rabbit..."

Tautology

"....Whatever .... exists , exists because it was favored....."

Finally

Whatever exists was favorable for being in existance.......

favored and exists alludes to the same fact, NY times guaranteed the truth of their proposition and then associated it with the oxymoron term NS(Purposeless purpose)dictionary 1850. If something else existed then Nytimes would applied the same narrative in their post-hoc rationalization.

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