i heard that scientists are seeking for a "god-gene" because they dont understand why people believe in god. if god was a product of society or our civilization then why do even people far off from civilization believe in a god or gods? i think the typical argument is: because they cannot explain natural phenomena otherwise. but this is true. people really attributed a lot of natural phenomena to god but the question is wether they automatically did this or what other reason exists for doing this. i mean why would a person which has no concept of god suddenly make up a being which is immortal and which controls everything and so on? why should humans do this? but on the other hand you also cannot say that everything which humans invented has to be real because otherwise they would never have invented it. because then batman would also be real.