In the March 19 online issue of The Economist there's an interesting article on a new study into the evolution of religious belief.
Started in Sep, 2007, "Explaining Religion" is a $3 million study that includes research into both the evolutionary origin of religion and the biological basis for religious experiences.
Anything that brings us closer to finally ridding humanity of religion's deleterious influence gets my full support. Superstition has ruled human consciousness long enough. It's time to get out collective head out of the clouds and get back down to earth with some semblance of rational thought.