The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Believers' gene?

A British university study suggests that people of strong faith can spread religion through a "believers' gene" that is part of their DNA.

The Proceedings of the Royal Society B, a prestigious journal of Britain's Royal Society of scientists, theorizes a "predisposition toward religion."

Author Robert Rowthorn suggests that people with strong religious beliefs tend to have more children and this, combined with a genetic predisposition to believe, can explain the expansion of religion.


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