Confusing adaptation with spirituality


Click Here

Opinion reads: Religious awe may belong to a category of biological trait along with male nipples and the gill slits in human fetuses. It has an understandable evolutionary past. The adaptive advantages that led to it are real, but the present adaptive advantage of it, if any, is not entirely straightforward. It doesn’t need an adaptive advantage to be a part of who we are.

Where are the genes for spirituality? What does genetic determinism have to do with spirituality? Is not the need to explain by way of an adaptation another example of utilitarianism, and does not utilitarianism make a bad bed fellow for spirituality?

Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: