Genetics Can Impact Your Religion
October 8, 2013
Dr. Fuller says timing was a key factor in his decision to write this book. "I wrote the book because I think we live in an exciting time intellectually. We live in the age of the mapping of the human genome. Historians and social scientists used to labor under the impression that we are born into the world as blank slates, waiting the environment to etch in our ideas/beliefs/customs," which he believes isn't true, based on newly emerging information about the biological body. "New evidence shows us that many of our genetically evolved bodily systems have a profound impact on how/why we think or act or feel the way we do. I write this book to show how attention to this information enriches how we understand why people have the religious thoughts, actions, feelings that they do."