Danielle Neale on “Evolution and the Religious Mind”

Our speaker, Danielle Neale is an adjunct professor of bioanthropology at Columbus State University, where she teaches and conducts research focusing on human remains.

Danielle Neale

Like all species, humans are susceptible to the pressures of evolution. But unlike other species, humans have evolved  to allow for the creation of religion. What evolutionary changes caused religion? What are it’s adaptive features? What advantages does the Unitarian Universalist have in our current environment? Danielle, who is a member of our Fellowship, explores Unitarian Universalism’s unique relationship to science.

You can watch this pre-recorded service on the UUFC YouTube channel, beginning Sunday morning, Sept. 20.
Danielle is originally from Massachusetts, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in archaeology and history. She traveled the U.S. as an archaeologist until she returned to school to earn a master’s degree at the University of Southern Mississippi.
In addition to teaching and research, Professor Neale consults with local police to help identify human remains, she assists the Muscogee County Public Library with teen and adult forensic programs and she lectures on various anthropological topics. She’s also writing a textbook. However, her greatest joy is spending time with her husband, Jason, and their two sons, and two daughters.

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Unitarian Universalists (UUs) don’t share a creed. Rather, we support each other in our own free and responsible searches for truth and meaning. For us, dogma is less important than treating our fellow human beings with respect. And visitors are always welcome.