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Matthew Alper

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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