In the News (selection)

How "Big Gods" Transformed Human History. To the Best of our Knowledge, May 14, 2017.

Which Comes First, Big Cities or Big Gods? Nautilus, October 12, 2015.

Birth of the moralizing gods. Science, Volume 349 (6251), August 28, 2015.pdf

Faith or Fear? APS Observer Cover Story, Volume 28(2), February 2015.

What makes an urban legend? BBC Future, January 26, 2015.

Will Religion ever Disappear? BBC Future, December 19, 2014.

Global Religious Forces and Conflict Resolution: A Book Review. All Azimuth, Vol. 3(2): 67-80. July, 2014. pdf

Losing our Religion: Your Guide to a Godless Future. NewScientist Cover Story, Issue 2967, May 03, 2014.

Kiss Me, I'm and Atheist. Al Jazeera America, January 23, 2014.

The Future of the Christian Church. The Terry Project, January 18, 2014.

Someone to Watch over Us. Literary Review of Canada, January/February, 2014. pdf

Co-Operation. BBC World Service, November 2013.

Book Review of Big Gods: How Religion Transformed Cooperation and Conflict by John H. Shaver. Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion, Vol. 1(2): 246-249. 2013. pdf

7 Reasons Why It's Easier for Humans to Believe in God Than Evolution. Mother Jones, November 2013.

If Big Brother Is Not Around, We Invent Him. The Wall Street Journal, October 2013.

Evolutionary Studies Of Religion And Secularism. This View of Life, October 2013.

Goodbye Gods! NewScientist, September 2013.

Big Gods: How Religion Transformed Cooperation and Conflict. UBC News, September 2013.

My conversation with Richard Dawkins, the world’s most influential scientific supremacist. National Post, September 25, 2013

Only the biggest God builds a civilization. The National Post, August 2013.

Dieu... et le cerveau. Le Monde de l'intelligence (in French), April/May 2013.

We Aren't the World. Pacific Standard, February 25th, 2013.

A conversation with Josh Knobe., January 2013.

The Invention of Gods. Der Spiegel (in German), December 2012.

God and the Ivory Tower. Foreign Policy, August 2012.

Autism study strenghtens idea that we read God's mind. New Scientist, May 2012.

Analytic thinking can decrease religious belief. Los Angeles Times, CNN, Time, April 2012.

The idea that launched a thousand civilizations. New Scientist, March 17, 2012.

Uptight or laid-back, cultural differences show. ABC News, May 26, 2011.

Study links willingness to cheat, viewpoint on God. The Los Angeles Times, April 30th, 2011.

A reason to believe. American Psychological Association, December 2010.

A WEIRD View of Human Nature Skews Psychologists' Studies. Science, June 25, 2010

Justice, medieval style.
The Boston Globe, Jan 31 2010

Satan the great motivator - The curious economic effects of religion.
The Boston Globe, Nov 15, 2009

On the Origin of Religion
, Science, Nov 6, 2009

Exploring a Hostile World , The Vancouver Sun, Nov 23, 2008

Does Religion Make You Nice? - Does atheism make you mean?, Slate, Nov 7, 2008

"Opiate of the masses - and evolutionary aid", Toronto Star, Oct 4, 2008

"Religious folks behave better -- with a catch" Vancouver Sun, Oct 3, 2008.

"Where angels no longer fear to tread" Economist, March 19, 2008

“The God Effect”. The New York Times Magazine Annual Year In Ideas
Issue, Dec 9, 2007

"The origins of faith; If humans are hard-wired to be moral, what is the
point of religion?”
New Scientist (cover story), Sept 1, 2007.

"Darwin's God" New York Times, March 4 2007

“Religious concepts promote cooperation." Nature News, July 23, 2007.

“Religion and violence.” Interview on Radio Canada International with
Marc Montgomery. Jan 16, 2007

"Busting the secularization myth.” UBC Reports, Jan 4, 2007

"How Culture Molds Habits Of Thought" New York Times, Aug 8, 2000




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