Im watching a show on Netflix called 'Unknown: Cave of Bones' about the discovery of a new species of 'homo'- homo naledi, which apparently ritualistically buried their dead, which is a big deal because most hominids, except for us, didn't. The discovering archaeologists and anthropologists got extra excited when they found a 'tool shaped rock' buried in the hand of one homo naledi. This excitement was because it suggested an even more advanced society and culture, as homo naledi may have been trying to prepare their buried dead for a potential afterlife by burying them with objects that were only useful to the living. Fundamentally, this is what we call today, 'religion.' So, if religion (or spirituality, mysticism, what have you) is one of the fundamental differences that separates humans from other animals, why is it, today, that religion/spirituality/mysticism -the beleif in something unquantifiable and unreproduceable- is instead considered 'superstitious', 'uneducated', 'unintellectual' -undavanced? Are we supposed to be striving to be more like the hunger and sex driven beasts, instead of postulating about and preparing for what merely may be?