Has anyone here been educated in this field? I know this may seem out of left field, but one of my biggest roadblocks in coping with my problems has to do with what I have learned about human nature, and my inability to find meaning in anything after learning about the evolution of human behavior and the whole 'we are genetic computers programmed by our environment' sort of thing. I basically have come to realize that free choice is an illusion since we are compelled to act based solely on our genes and environmental conditioning. This is the currently accepted point of view of just about any evolutionary biologist, and while there are certain apologetics among this community, the meaning is clear. If you accept current scientific theory, it is basically evidence based nihilism. I am a very science minded person, and as I mentioned in a previous post, no religion that I have studied has adequately adressed this issue, or provided evidence to the contrary that I feel passes mustard. Anyway, I just wanted to see if anyone here has studied this sort of thing and would like to discuss it. Please don't reply if you haven't, especially with religious arguments. I have nothing against religion, but unless you understand the evidence behind the science you won't be able to discount it for me with arguments of faith. I have studied most major religions and know their arguments pretty well.