Recent studies in the field of Neuroscience have been looking to uncover the anatomical basis for charity and empathy. The scientists in question are well aware that this is a contentious area, representing a convergence between science and religion: “Eventually, you are bound to get into areas that for thousands of years we have preferred to keep mystical, “ said Jordan Grafman, “Some of the questions that are important are not just of intellectual interest, but challenging and frightening to the ways we ground our lives.

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