The God gene hypothesis proposes that human beings inherit a set of genes that predispose them to belief in a higher power. The idea has been postulated by geneticist Dr. Dean Hamer, the director of the Gene Structure and Regulation Unit at the U.S. National Cancer Institute, who has written a book on the subject titled, The God Gene: How Faith is Hardwired into our Genes.
On the other hand, the proponents of Intelligent Design assert that certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection.
See what John Cleese has to say about all this: ‘The God Gene’
Posted by Kurma on 18/9/08; 3:34:04 AM