Article: The Science of Religion

(It's not an article, it's a broadcast, but please accept the anachronism)
CBC Quirks & Quarks April 11, 2009.

The Science of Religion.

Over the next week or so, Christians around the world will be celebrating Easter, while some Buddhists will celebrate the New Year and Jews will mark Passover. And while these religious festivals are happening, a few curious scientists will be asking, why? Is there something about human psychology or evolution that has made religious worship a nearly universal part of human culture? Science can't say whether gods are real, but it might be able to suggest why people believe in them.
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(thanks to Maria for the tipoff!)