Lewis Wolpert i ”Cognition: Evolution Does Help to Explain How Minds Work”, publicerad i Nature:
Once causal belief evolved in relation to tools and language, it was inevitable that people would want to understand the causes of all the events that might affect their lives — such as illness, changes in climate and death itself. Once there was a concept of cause and effect, ignorance was no longer bliss, and this could have led to the development of religious beliefs.
Tesen är förvisso inte ny. För tio år sedan skrev en annan professor i biologi, Dan Larhammar, ungefär samma sak i SvD.