State of Conversion
Lack of imagination and insight leads to a state of mind called conversion.
It is a fix or rigid state of mind filled with prejudices, be that it may be religion, nationality, race or any cultural dogma.
I believe this is where the cultural instinct get ingrained, if the population is isolated and not exposed to the rest of the world.
This is probably residing in our genome.
Religion apart from black and white race dogma is the result of this conversion strategy of mankind.
Any other dogma falls within this frame work.
The existence of god and a creation of an almighty wisdom are byproducts.
Once inside this dogma, science takes a back seat.
Albert Einstein put this succinctly.
Science without religion is lame and religion without science is blind.