posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 12:15 AM
Evolution doesn't just advance species by rewarding adaptation, it also punishes species for unsuitable adaptation. This module could be the result
of an evolution that simply was not punished, rather than one that was actively rewarded. That being said, evolution could have rewarded primitive
man in any number of ways. We can only speculate..so here goes!
All throughout human history, as far back as religion, there have been heretics. Those who believe, and those who don't. Those without the module
were often killed by those with, and vice versa because of religious differences. Various Gods have had countless soldiers on their side, slaying all
non-believers, I would argue the same number and fervor of adherents, historically had no match. Those who believed in God were more inspired
Maybe the God module was an extension, a natural outgrowth, of the abstract thinking adaptation that led man to so many of his great wonders (and
blunders). The ability to 'think well' is obviously a benefit for even the most primitive hunter/gatherer.
Maybe the module was a mutation that actually preceded mans inteligence, a spark to light the fire so to speak. I think the physiology proves this
impossible, seeing as the back brain evolved first, and the forebrain last, but I'll throw it out there and see what gets caught.