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Are We Wired for Worship?

Lionel Tiger + John Kubie

Wednesday, April 14, 2010
8:00 PM–9:30 PM

The author of Men in Groups and God’s Brain seeks to unveil the relationship between our divine passions and our neurological heritage.
Lionel Tigeridentified male bonding in his 1969 bestseller,Men in Groups. In Optimism: The Biology of Hope,he analyzed the chronic knack humans have for overestimating the odds in our favor and neurochemistry which favors it. In 1971, with Robin Fox, he wroteThe Imperial Animal. Other titles includeThe Pursuit of Pleasure,andDecline of Males. His articles have appeared inPlayboy, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review,, andBrainand Behavioral Science.He is Charles Darwin Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers and he lives in New York City.
John Kubie is a neurobiologist and professor of cell biology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.