What do former Chicago Cubs left fielder Moises Alou and the boy band N Sync have in common? They are both information sources. Our species avid craving for information may help explain the evolutionary origins of song and dance.
This blog discusses ritual behavior as an adaptive social mechanism. Also the role of ritual, religion, and belief in daily life and in healthy and sometimes unhealthy functioning. The varying interacting roles of science, reason, ritual and religion are also discussed.