I was surprised to find that scientists have found a gene, called VMAT2, that appears to be a "God gene".

It makes sense to me that humans might have such a gene. For millennium before modern civilization, man has relied on religion to make their small communities function more smoothly. Here is an article published in the NY Times that explains why this gene might have evolved.

Do you think that this gene really works in us? If so, does it mean that perhaps we have to consider the idea that God was necessary for society to function, and perhaps does not exist? (Rhetorical question here:) )

What do you believe about this idea? Is the need for God wired into our genes?



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asked 02 Sep '12, 20:43

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Yes, there is a highest form of energy (which you are referring to as "God") that is the source of all creation and existence.

This highest energy is what makes us all connected to each other as we all stem from it which is why we all innately believe that there is something bigger out there.


answered 03 Sep '12, 11:19

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Pink Diamond

To me, there is god, as in all there is, or the source. Which, to me, is another kind of god than the one religions tend to present.

If we're talking about the former, as in, our souls being god, vibrating throughout the universe and thus also throughout our bodies, then it might be possible that scientists have found or picked up a vibration of god in its physical form. This is true god, because you can experience its vibration. And as you may have found out now, to know the truth is to experience it.

As for religious point of view. Flesh and mind has created that god, and mind creates illusions. It doesn't provide you with the real picture. Not to start religious debate, but why would anyone WANT to tell you where to find the God, other than within yourself. What's in it for them?


answered 03 Sep '12, 03:34

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what appears to our intellect is
what science proposes to be a gene
as it trys to justify creation

perhaps the active force
the seed germ is not the gene
but eternal human spirit


answered 03 Sep '12, 08:30

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Yes, this is universally so. There is a need for a higher source to whom all sentient beings (and likely others) are drawn to. A God-shaped hole in all of us.


answered 03 Sep '12, 08:42

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Dollar Bill

Perhaps aliens implanted this gene into humans DNA thousands of years ago. An understanding of human DNA would yield much more than the human brain can handle right now.


answered 21 Sep '12, 15:48

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GOD the Alien

does DNA sampling show signs of the human spirit? ans maybe not an implant unless you accept the reaction of the impulse of spirit into gross material earth. if were from the divine it would be alien and not take.

(21 Sep '12, 21:11) fred
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