Science on Religion

Exploring the nexus of culture, mind & religion

About is the outreach site for the Institute for the Biocultural Study of Religion, a research institute founded by Patrick McNamara and Wesley Wildman to conduct, promote, and communicate research into the biological and cultural functions of religion. The Institute is a nonprofit corporation under the laws of the State of Massachusetts as of 2007, though its work predates its incorporation. As of August 20, 2007, it is a public charity with United States federal tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the Institute are tax deductible. To support the work of the Institute and its outreach efforts at, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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