“The waning of religious and nationalistic beliefs means that biology plays a greater role…. Modern science has disillusioned us of our former beliefs, the only belief remaining being the will to power, which is itself a manifestation of nature, in which every living thing lives at the expense of other living things.”
eh. i gotta disagree. ’cause i think this is a false dichotomy: religion vs. biology.
what is religion (or religious beliefs and practices) except an expression of our biology? (our biologies, in fact — that’s partly why we’ve got different religions.) religion is a manifestation of nature. our nature.
religion is just culture — which is just a product of our biology, afaics.
yup. i’m a reductionist. but, hey — reductionism works.
previously: tribalism makes a comeback!
see also: Twins Study Finds Adult Religiosity Heritable from futurepundit.
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