Science Discovers What Books Are For: Evolution

Many a recalcitrant student has asked, "What's the point of reading?" Now science has an answer — but you might not like it. » 1/15/09 5:00pm 1/15/09 5:00pm

A recent study reported in showed that novels — or at least Victorian novels — might serve an evolutionary purpose by reinforcing communal values. Scientists distributed a questionnaire about…