Monday, November 08, 2004

Persistence

He couldn't find the 'gay gene' so now he's goin' after the 'God gene'.
He also points out that science can tell us whether there are "God genes," but not whether there is a God. "Our genes can predispose us to believe," he writes, "but they don't tell us what to believe in. Our faith is part of our cultural heritage, and some of the beliefs in any religion evolve over time.
[wouldn't that be the gullible gene?]
Still, he writes, the fact that spirituality has a genetic component implies that it has evolved for a purpose. "There is now reasonable evidence that spirituality is in fact beneficial to our physical as well as mental health. Faith may not only make people feel better, it may actually make them better people.
Seen any evidence of that as of late?

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