The God Gene

As humans, why do we have an inherent need to explain the unexplainable? I think all of us can attest to having a compulsive desire to uncover truth, even when it’s a.) not possible to attain or b.) completely irrelevant. So the question is why. Why do we have to always know everything? Why can’t we be satisfied with a silhouette of truth as we accept ignorance as a valid course of knowledge?

How did the universe originate? When did time begin? How did humans come to be? Some may elaborate on the Big Bang theory, while others may quote religious scripture (and some like myself may do a little of both) :-D. Nevertheless, in our pursuit of higher truth, a variety of abstract and rather complex opinions attempt to explain the same simple questions. But why? Why can’t we just adopt some sort of existentialist mentality and agree that our lives are independent of our origins and purely based on our actions. So what if the Big Bang is correct? It really isn’t going to change whether or not I wake up tomorrow. Sure, I may have fulfilled that burning question of “how the universe came to be”… but now what?

I think sometimes we’re too preoccupied with wanting to know everything that we forget how blissful ignorance can be. There’s simply too much to learn and not enough time to do so.

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  1. The ‘God Gene’ hypothesis now has a literal and testable proof! Revolutionary stuff for those who can handle it? Quoting a review of the Final Freedoms:

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  2. Seven days to us is a billion years to God, and vice versa? I have heard of such things, and again, it is something that cannot be proven. It is just another one of those, “well, this may still be true…” Again, we fall in the pitfall of “I think”. I “think” the author of this book is right, I “think” God put the dinosaurs there…I think, I think, I think. That is all we can ever do, just think and “believe” anything our minds fancy.

    There are approximately 6 billion people on earth, and most of those people believe in a deity. I believe we inherit religion just like we inherit the color of our eyes. As humans, we want to simply believe in a higher being, the perfect answer, the real God. Believing in a personal God is a need for many people. And how do we adopt a religion? We are born with the default need to believe, so naturally, we believe what our parents teach us at an early age. If you are born in the Middle East, chances are incredibly high that the religion your parents will imbue you with is Islam and hence, join the other 1 to 1.8 billion Sunni or Shi’a Muslims of the world.

    If you were born in the west, like Western Europe or America, then guess what? The is a high mathematical probability that you are going to be Christian. Therefore, as a Christian, you will be part of the world’s largest religion and join the 1.5 to 2.1 billion Christians. If your parents are from India, you will likely believe in Hinduism. If from China, then Buddhism. And so on, and so forth. What I am trying to get at is that most people want to believe in a God, and we adopt what our parents believe, and/or what our surrounding people and culture believes. Things we are exposed to. So, which one is right? Nobody is right, or we are all wrong.

    “Ah, hell nah, dawg! My religion is the correct one yo!” Lol

    People can go ahead and believe what they want…just don’t bug others telling them your religion is the real deal-io. We probably will never know who is right, but people ARE entitled to their faith, just don’t come tell me to join you. I have met many people from many religions, people that claim to be firm, devout followers…either it is just me, or they let you down. I try very hard not to judge, because I am not free of sin or error, but I do employ honesty and am known to speak my mind and point at flawed mentality.

    I am Agnostic and I feel like I am slipping into atheism. I mean, I will definitely be with good company if I do succumb, but I doubt it. And yet, it is in my genetic code to want to believe. Geneticist Dean Hammer has linked the gene VMAT2 for his theory for The God Gene.

    Either part of this gene is faulty in me or something because I do not believe any religion, although I do admire Christianity and its philosophy. God does not exist and Oscar Nuño is his prophet! 😉
    And if HE does exist, he is nothing like we think of. Think of it this way:

    What does bacteria think or know of the researcher looking at it under the microscope? Nothing…

    P.S. sorry if I offended anyone, I know people are touchy on such subjects.

    • I don’t know how many people will consider your comment offensive, but I sure don’t. You often speak my mind so perfectly, and this is no exception. I doubt that either of us will ever slip into atheism, for though we believe that science is capable of explaining the majority of natural events, there comes a point in the early evolution of our universe where we have to accept the existence of a “higher power.” (ie, What put time into motion? What created the infinitely dense point in space which set forth the Big Bang? Etc.). The God Gene hypothesis is a noteworthy thought indeed; however, I think it can be generalized to incorporate all human curiosity rather than just believing in a higher power. Great comment! 🙂

  3. I do agree I think it is both. I think God had his hand in evolution. I think you should tried to read the Science according to God. It talks about how God is the creator of evoultion. It is very complex for me to explain, but it play the seven days of God creation to billion years on earth because seven days to God and a billion to us, so time perion in between called for the dinosaurs and the first man.
    By the way I found this interesting Then click on energy. It shows you that most of our tax paying money is going toward cleaning up the enviroment and making it better.

    • I’ll just never understand that conversion of seven days to billions of years. Because if that’s the case, then where do we draw the line in interpreting the Bible? Does “is” really mean “is?” 🙂

      As for Obama, sure, it’s true that he’s focused on the environment – but we’ll see how much of the plan is actually implemented and how much additional funding he’ll call for in the months to come. 😉


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