Science magazine has a great article, with the same title as this post, on the science behind the origin of religion. It is prefaced with the quote above and notes that “every human society has had its gods, whether worshipped from Gothic cathedrals or Mayan pyramids.” But when and why did religion begin? Increasingly, scientists are drawing on the fields of anthropology, psychology, and neuroscience and many now believe that religion may be hard-wired in the human brain.
The main argument for the religion is God. This forget the scientists always.