EmpathyMay be a Form of Primitive Hypothesis Formation
Empathy may be the formation of hypotheses in response to emotional stimuli that manifest themselves in structures connected with emotion. Hypotheses of this type may be a primitive ability which may increase group cohesiveness. Hypotheses of this type may be the bases of religion as opposed to hypotheses generated by the advanced forebrain. These two types of ability to form hypotheses may separate religion (emotion) from science.
(Copyright 2003, James Michael Howard, Fayetteville, Arkansas, U.S.A. This has a neurological construct connected with this phenomena. I will post the findings of the researchers who have studied this and connect it with the foregoing hypothesis soon.)