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Hamer responded that the existence of such a gene would not be incompatible with the existence of a personal God: In the brain, VMAT2 proteins are located on synaptic vesicles. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

These monoamine transmitters are in turn postulated to play an important role in regulating the brain activities associated with mystic beliefs. Webarchive template wayback links Articles needing additional references from March All articles needing additional references.

This article needs additional citations for verification. Walter Houston, the chaplain of Mansfield College, Oxfordand a fellow in theologytold the Telegraph: Cloninger suggests that taken together, these measurements are a reasonable way to quantify make measurable an individual’s propensity to spiritual.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. How Faith is Hardwired into our Genes.


Archived from the original on October 3, The research uses the self-transcendence scale developed by psychologist Robert Cloninger to quantify spirituality using three sub-scales: Similar conclusions le drawn from studies of identical twins reared apart.

Yes, it’s important, and it may even be active and necessary during higher order processing, like religious thought.

hamr Tian Shangdi Hongjun Laozu. In order to identify some of the specific genes involved in self-transcendence, Hamer analyzed DNA and personality score data from over 1, individuals and identified one particular locus, VMAT2, with a significant correlation.

Retrieved from ” https: Hinduism Buddhism Jainism Sikhism Zoroastrianism. Bamer God gene hypothesis proposes that human spirituality is influenced by heredity and that a specific genecalled vesicular monoamine transporter 2 VMAT2predisposes humans towards spiritual or mystic experiences.

By contrast, specific religious beliefs such as belief in a particular deity were found to have no genetic basis and are instead cultural units or memes. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Carl Zimmer claimed that VMAT2 can be dena as a bamer that accounts for less than one percent of the variance of self-transcendence scores.

But one thing it isn’t is a ‘god gene. The God gene hypothesis is based on a combination of behavioral genetic, neurobiological and psychological studies. Zimmer also points out that the God Gene theory is based on only one unpublished, unreplicated study.

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Part of a series on God General conceptions. The self-transcendence geh was shown to be heritable by classical twin studies conducted by Lindon Eaves and Nicholas Martin. This page was last edited on 25 Aprilat Having a gene that could do all that seems pretty unlikely to me.


You can’t cut faith down to the lowest common denominator of genetic survival. VMAT2 transports monoamine neurotransmitters from the cytosol of monoamine neurons into vesicles.

Hamer hypothesized that self-transcendence might provide an evolutionary advantage by providing human beings with an innate sense of optimism that gives people the will to keep on living and procreating, despite the inevitability of death, and promoting better health and recovery from diseases.

According to the God Gene hypothesis, spirituality has a genetic component, of which VMAT2 comprises one component by contributing to sensations associated eean mystic experiences, including the presence of God and feelings of connection to a larger universe. Sociobiology Religion and science Behavioural genetics.

Le codes for a vesicular monoamine transporter that plays a key role in regulating the levels of the brain chemicals serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. A teeny-tiny pump responsible for packaging a neurotransmitter for export during brain activity.

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