John C. Wathey

Author, computational biologist, nature lover

John C. Wathey is a computational biologist whose research interests include evolutionary algorithms and the biology of nervous systems. He got his PhD in Neurosciences at U.C. San Diego and has spent most of his career working on computer simulations of protein folding. He recently published The Illusion of God’s Presence: The Biological Origins of Spiritual Longing, which explores the evolution of the emotions and intuitions behind religious belief.