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Oh well. I guess we’re talking at cross-paradigms. I take the traditional Darwinian approach that organisms evolve through genetic variation and selection mechanisms. Consciousness and religion must be analyzed in those terms. I don’t grasp what it means that spirituality and religiosity are natural phenomena that exist throughout the cosmos. Perhaps I’m too much of a materialist, but that doesn’t fit my relatively limited understanding of physics. If it works for you, great, but I’m out.