‘Scientifically investigating the belief in God’
Sean Davison is a professor in the Department of Biotechnology and Head of the Forensic DNA Laboratory at the University of the Western Cape. His lab specialises in identifying individuals from highly degraded DNA and identified the anti-apartheid activists exhumed from mass graves revealed during the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings.
He was the co-founder of the Innocence Project SA, an organisation that seeks the exoneration of wrongfully imprisoned people on the basis of DNA testing that was not done at the time of their trial.
Professor Davison holds a PhD in Molecular Virology, and is currently researching cognitive neuroscience; his present focus is on brain-imaging studies that question our belief systems.
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