Studentships available ?

Posted: October 13, 2007 in Theo/Philo

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Are we hard coded to believe in God? Is the fundamental reason why approximately 95% of all the humans living on Earth subscribe to God in some form or other  due to a gene product?

Did we evolve the idea of God to comfort us in our realisation that the universe is cold, dark, empty and never had us in mind. That we are adrift on an endless ocean without a shore ?That we alone face our mortality, we know we will  die.

As the author of ‘The God Gene: How Faith Is Hardwired into Our Genes’ Dean Hammer says :

“I think we follow the basic law of nature, which is that we’re a bunch of chemical reactions running around in a bag.”

Where is the god gene,what loci is it parked on ?

If the reason we believe is to be found within, the assumption is, that there is no objectivity to God . An assumption which is beyond  the remit of science and relies on scientism.

It follows that if one idea, that of God, requires a gene then of course there are lots of other ideas, will they also require the genes  ?

The agnostic gene, the atheist gene, the  science gene ? the simpsons gene?PhD  Studentships anyone?

The notion that the ideas we have  are as the result of  materialistic forces alone, brings a circular argument that undermines  truth, if we except that  ideas are  generated from evolutionary forces and  genetic pressure,  then this must include the idea that ideas are generated from evolutionary forces and genetic pressure. How do ya like that objectivity ?

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