[ExI] Evolutionary Psychology and Religion

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Tue Dec 11 13:33:06 UTC 2007

/Growing up in a religious environment was said to have little effect
> on belief. Dr Hamer, who in 1993 claimed to have identified a DNA
> sequence linked to male homosexuality, said the existence of the "god
> gene" explained why some people had more aptitude for spirituality
> than others." /

The so called " god gene" or aptitude for spirituality arise from the 
sense of self-preservation. Fear drives humans to invent a system 
called religion or god to protect them from their own imagined fears. 
Psychologically speaking, Roosevelt said: "There's nothing to fear but 
fear itself."

Chemicals in our brain contain dopamine stimulating "the fight or 
flight response" originating from the limbic area which we share with 
other mammals. Brain chemicals are forms of energy which follows the 
laws of physics, briefly stated: for every action there's an equal and 
opposite reaction."
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