Are Atheists Genetic Mutants? By Brian Simpson

     Not just atheists, but related insect species such as liberals, have been the subject of my late night  deep mediations with a bottle of wine, regarding the hypothesis that such beings are genetic mutations, and deleterious ones at that. Until now, I have not revealed my deep, dark thoughts. But, then there is this paper: “The Mutant Says in His Heart, “There Is No God”: The Rejection of Collective Religiosity Centred Around the Worship of Moral Gods Is Associated with High Mutational Load,” Evolutionary Psychological Science, December, 2017, at

“Industrialisation leads to relaxed selection and thus the accumulation of fitness-damaging genetic mutations. We argue that religion is a selected trait that would be highly sensitive to mutational load. We further argue that a specific form of religiousness was selected for in complex societies up until industrialisation based around the collective worship of moral gods. With the relaxation of selection, we predict the degeneration of this form of religion and diverse deviations from it. These deviations, however, would correlate with the same indicators because they would all be underpinned by mutational load. We test this hypothesis using two very different deviations: atheism and paranormal belief. We examine associations between these deviations and four indicators of mutational load: (1) poor general health, (2) autism, (3) fluctuating asymmetry, and (4) left-handedness. A systematic literature review combined with primary research on handedness demonstrates that atheism and/or paranormal belief is associated with all of these indicators of high mutational load.”

     The research did not look at liberalism and political correctness, but clearly, if atheists have a high mutational load, these other creatures would be higher, since their belief systems have been shown to be self-destructive, both personally and socally, time and time again. We all write about the lunacy of liberalism, each day.



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