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F. LeRon Shults

intelligence. In fact, the heritability of these traits helps to explain the negative correlation we have been discussing. In changing ecologies, problem solving abilities would be associated with the capacity and willingness to resist biases that evolved in earlier ecological contexts. This has led some

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F. LeRon Shults

lead to the false detection of the gods of one’s own in-group are the result of natural selection (or by-products, or exaptations of earlier adaptations). Like many other heritable traits, these tendencies have been passed on through hundreds of generations. What makes religious cognitive biases

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Kevin S. Reimer and Lynn C. Reimer

researchers frame persistence as a noncognitive trait or personality disposition. Traits constitute stable, heritable patterns of behavior across situations requiring social or episodic adaptation. 9 The best-known traits are universally and culturally recognizable dispositions known as the Big 5 . These

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István Czachesz

more offspring than others and if such behaviors are connected to heritable traits natural selection will take place. For natural selection to disappear, radical measures would be needed: the Chinese one child policy would be a promising start. 6 Richard McElreath and Joseph Henrich, “Modelling

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Gregory R. Peterson

Aristotle’s concept of virtue, for while the former have evidence of a heritability component (based on twin studies), Aristotle conceived of virtues as being character traits that are wholly learned. It is also important to note that, while Prinz raises criticisms of the situationist literature, he does