I've been trying to remember where I read a perspective on religion, which I think comes from some Science Fiction author.
It goes somewhat like "we have observed many species, and those that developed religious ideas usually feature long childhood periods, with a strong bond between children and their parents". (If we remember right, they were talking about sentient species in the universe)
One of my friends recalls that we discussed this several years ago, and that I mentioned having read it in a SF book. I wish to identify the book and its author. I don't intend this question to be a discussion on religion.
Can someone help me identify the origin of this?