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Matthew Alper

In the first half, George Noory welcomed author, family physician, and speaker, Dr. Rick Sheff, who discussed his spiritual journey and quest. As an atheist and scientist, he had a series of spiritual experiences that didn't fit into his web of belief, and these experiences eventually shattered his previous way of looking at the world.

In the latter half, modern-day spiritual messenger Neale Donald Walsch addressed his latest work tracing the origins of the concept of God.

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Date: Tuesday - March 26, 2002
Host: Art Bell
Guests: Matthew Alper

From the dawn of our species, every culture has maintained a belief in someform of a spiritual reality. Wouldn't this imply that human spiritualitymust represent an inherent characteristic of our species, that is, agenetically inherited trait? Are humans "wired" to believe in the universalconcepts of a spiritual reality, a god, a soul, and an afterlife. Is ourspecies "wired" for self-destruction? Is religious fundamentalism theconsequence of a biological impulse that may one day be the cause of ourspecies' downfall?

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