links for 2011-01-31

Stéphane Thibault >_

  • In the model, Rowthorn [Robert Rowthorn, emeritus professor at Cambridge University] uses a "religiosity gene" to represent the various genetic factors that combine to genetically predispose a person toward religion, whether remaining religious from youth or converting to religion from a secular upbringing. Rowthorn's model predicts that the religious fraction of the population will eventually stabilize at less than 100%, and there will remain a possibly large percentage of secular individuals.