Brigham Young had 47 children, and over 50 women as wives.
The drug or cult has major if not exclusive sources of brain rewards.
Humans have evolved to be exquisitely sensitive to changes in status.
Primates will continue to play social games without the least insight into what is killing them.
High status males had multiple wives or additional mating opportunities in the ancestral environment.
Children do not have to learn that streets are dangerous places by potentially fatal trial and error.
Cults, or related social movements such as the Taliban in Afghanistan, result in massive military expenses.
Could people be trained to be less gullible? Or are you as stuck with gullibility as you are with skin colour?
Successful cult memes induce intense social interaction behaviour between cult members. This trips the attention detectors.