Matthew Alper – The God Part of the Brain
Author and philosopher Matthew Alper will discuss his theory that human beings are genetically hard-wired to experience some form of spirituality. He suggests that over time, humanity evolved in this direction as a way of coping with the inevitable knowledge of our own deaths.
Matthew Alper was born and raised in New York City. He was educated at Vassar and North London University where he acquired a degree in Philosophy of Science. After teaching high school history, Matthew went on to become a screenwriter and then to write to his seminal work The God Part of the Brain, now in its fifth edition. Since then, Matthew has lectured at various universities on the topics of Cognitive Science and philosophy. He has been written up in the Washington Post and appeared on NBC.