… the gene for the need to believe in god is near the gene that makes some people believe that every piece of human behaviour can be explained away mechanically… and not far from the gene that causes you to forget that since the 1920s Quantum Physics has destroyed forever the idea that everything can be explained mechanically… by the gene that gives you such a weak sense of self that you hang onto anything that makes you feel more secure emotionally whether it is fundamentalist religion or a reductionist view of the universe…

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