The Origins of Religion: How Supernatural Beliefs Evolved

Many Catholics reveled in the pope's whirlwind visit to the East Coast of the United States last month. But as the devout return to life as usual, nonreligious Americans may be left scratching their heads, wondering what all the fuss was about. The vast majority of the U.S. population does not belong to the Catholic …

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Lost ‘Epic of Gilgamesh’ Verse Depicts Cacophonous Abode of Gods

by Elizabeth Palermo, A serendipitous deal between a history museum and a smuggler has provided new insight into one of the most famous stories ever told: "The Epic of Gilgamesh." The new finding, a clay tablet,┬áreveals a previously unknown "chapter" of the epic poem from ancient Mesopotamia. This new section brings both noise and color …