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Friday, February 19, 2016

Religion: Hardwired In The Brain Or Learned?

The God Brain — Is Religion Hardwired or Learned?

National Geographic Channels | February 17, 2016

It comes as no surprise that the topic of religion and how each of our personal religious views are formed has been a source for debate for thousands of years.
This Sunday on Brain Games, host Jason Silva travels to Jerusalem, Israel, to explore The God Brain. Fascinating new research has uncovered the possibility that believing in God may be hardwired in our brains. In Sunday’s episode, Silva will attempt to investigate whether our beliefs are pre-selected by a greater power or if they are the result of years and years of evolutionary adaptation.
As we get ready for another new episode of Brain Games, we invited top neuroscience experts to weigh in on this complicated and controversial topic. We asked them the following question:
Is belief in God innate in our brains, as if it were installed by some divine programmer? Or is spirituality a more complex, evolving adaptation that has both helped and harmed us as a species?

The God Impulse: Is Religion Hardwired into the Brain? Paperback.English. By (author) Kevin Nelson. 2012.Source:

<more at; related links: (The God Brain – Is Religion Hardwired? February 15, 2016) and (God and Religion: Is It All in Our Heads? June 15, 2008)>

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