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Denial of evolution is mostly incidental to high religiosity, and aside from being amused by the irony of it, it's not a relevant factor in this discussion. After all, it's not like there are genes for specific propositions.

I'd say that high fertility is also partially incidental to high religiosity. Both trends can be lumped together as features of traditional living, but then you have strongly sex-negative religious sects such as the Shakers, which have followed a demographic trend opposite to the Amish.






Religions go through the selection process just like the living species. Sects like the Shakers which promote mass celibacy may thrive for one generation thanks to conversions but ultimately become extinct. It is no coincidence that the world most popular religion commands its followers to “be fruitful and multiply”.
Denial of evolution is mostly incidental to high religiosity

Are you sure about that? One of the main goals of religion is to give human life meaning and purpose. The concept of apes accidentally evolving into humans is in direct conflict with this goal.
it's not like there are genes for specific propositions

Studies of adopted twins suggest that there is a genetic predisposition to religion. But in any case, I’m not sure it matters much for the final result whether religion is transmitted via genes or parental indoctrination.
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