God was ‘vital for the development of civilisation’ as we know it

The Telegraph and other media outlets highlighted a new UBC-Oxford study that shows belief in all-powerful gods was crucial for the development of civilization.

Scholars have long held that it was agriculture that led to the development of large communities, but the study proves that religious people are more likely to work together because they believe in a deity watching their actions.

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