“It’s easy to support the notion that religious belief has survival value and might, therefore, be selected for through evolutionary processes. Imagine a group of people bound by a shared belief warring with a group of atheists. It’s likely the atheists would have trouble engaging a cooperative strategy without an obvious heirarchy. Nature may have designed the mind to believe, and those who believe might always be in ascendancy…God could well be a creation of man, but he may be a useful creation.” [p. 250, 1]
Walsh, David. 2014. A Bone of Fact. Sydney: Pan Macmillan Australia. ISBN: 978–1–7426–1291–1.