Jack Wathey (BS '78)

Life has been good for me and my wife Mary Ann. My career path started in neuroscience, took a sharp turn into computational protein folding, and most recently led me into writing a nonfiction book -- one that had been percolating in my cortex for decades. The title will be "The Illusion of God's Presence: The Biological Origins of Spiritual Longing", coming out in January 2016 from Prometheus Books. I try to interpret the emotional power of religion from the perspective of evolutionary biology. In other news, I just returned from some delightful hikes amid the Bristlecone pines with fellow Techers Larry Mortin, Dave Sivertsen, and Dave's wife Gwyn.

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