"Is God something that exists 'out there," beyond, and independent of us?
Or is God merely the product of an inherited human perception, the
manifestation of an evolutionary adaptation, a coping mechanism that
emerged in our species in order to enable us to survive our unique and
otherwise debilitating awareness of death?"
[Matthew Alper, "The God Part of the Brain", Rogue
Press, Brooklyn NY, 1999, on the back cover]