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Learning and Communication – How Religions Reproduce

  • Ina Wunn
  • Davina Grojnowski
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Part of the New Approaches to the Scientific Study of Religion book series (NASR, volume 6)

Abstract

The flow of information by means of communication is not subject to any physiological regulations, as new combination of the information material adhering to mathematically verifiable regularities does not take place! The beliefs, religious rules, and behaviours can be taken on in their entirety from the religious attachment figure or an authority. In the course of communication they can be transformed several times and adapt to the respective, contemporaneous conditions. This is what makes cultural evolution and also the evolution of religions, given a change in the environment, faster than the biological evolution which is firmly inscribed on the genes.

Keywords

Reproduction Communication Signs, signals, symbols 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ina Wunn
    • 1
  • Davina Grojnowski
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of PhilosophyLeibniz University of HanoverHanoverGermany
  2. 2.Formerly King’s CollegeLondonUK

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