July 17, 2009 on PBS
Robert Wright's new book, The Evolution of God, has performed an unusual feat — it is a book about religion with the capacity to make both believers and non-believers uncomfortable.
Robert Wright believes that "God," the human concept, can evolve — indeed that it already has. And though Wright personally believes this concept is an illusion, he thinks that the illusion might just be evolving in a way that reveals some underlying truth, that comes ever-closer to describing the divine. He unfolds his argument while charting thousands of years of the history of belief, from the stone age to the modern era.