Something must be changing if points like this are being made at outfits like BigThink:
Most people who have ever lived believe in some sort of god; they are as certain of their gods as of their breath. But not a single organism outside our immediate evolutionary lineage has ever contemplated the existence of a god. Think about that for a moment: as far as we know, every single sentient being in the universe that has ever believed in a god is a member of our odd little species, and almost every member of our species has believed in a god. To scientists interested in evolution and human nature, religion is a puzzle that screams to be solved.
On closer inspection, religion is not an evolutionary puzzle so much as two evolutionary puzzles. First is the puzzle of faith: the puzzle of how Homo sapiens — and Homo sapiens alone — came to be a religious species. Second, there is the puzzle of atheism: how disbelief in gods can exist within an otherwise religious species. Will Gervais, “Atheism is not as rare or as rational as you think” at BigThink (April 15, 2022)
Hmmm. Can we start with: Is there any reason to believe that a cat, for example, can “believe in a god”? Creationism makes more sense all the time. If we are talking about human beings.