Michael Blume

Michael Blume was born in 1976 in Filderstadt, Germany. He lectured Religious Studies at the universities of Tübingen, Heidelberg, Leipzig and currently in Jena. His doctoral thesis focused on theories on religion in the brain sciences (the so-called “neurotheologies”). Dr. Blume then specialized on the reproductive potentials of religiosity – the complex workings of religious communities augmenting cooperation, birth and survival rates (and thus: evolutionary success) of religious people in comparison to their (more) secular neighbors.

Recent Posts

April 26, 2014 in Religion

Homo Religiosus

Some years ago, I approached my upcoming supervisor in Germany with a dissertation project exploring the viability of religion-related brain studies, back then called neurotheology. My scientific mentor liked the…
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April 26, 2014 in Religion

Evolutionary Studies Of Religion And Secularism

Religious scholar claims that "secular societies climbed the ladder of religion, and then kicked it away.“
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December 19, 2013 in Religion

Reproductive vs. Cooperative Theories In The Evolutionary Studies Of Religion

Religious passion for traditions concerning sexual mores and family turns out to be a product of the finer workings of biological and cultural evolution.Ever wondered why many religious people seem…
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