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Food For Thought: Why “God” Acts Like a Dominant Male Primate

January 21
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Trinity Church of Austin
4001 Speedway
Austin, US

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Organized by:
Center for Inquiry – Austin


Hector Garcia is a clinical psychologist who writes on evolutionary psychology. His talk is based on his book, Alpha God: the Psychology of Religious Violence and Oppression.
Evolutionary psychology is a theoretical approach to psychology that attempts to explain useful mental and psychological traits—such as memory, perception, or language—as adaptations, i.e., as the functional products of natural selection. Additionally, it finds evolutionary explanations for human behavior in areas such as mate choice.