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Old 20-Nov-2009, 01:54 PM (13:54)     1        34606
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Searching for God in the Brain

Researchers are unearthing the roots of religious feeling in the neural commotion that accompanies the spiritual epiphanies of nuns, Buddhists and other people of faith
From the October 2007 issue of Scientific American Mind

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"Moreover, no matter what neural correlates scientists may find, the results cannot prove or disprove the existence of God. Although atheists might argue that finding spirituality in the brain implies that religion is nothing more than divine delusion, the nuns were thrilled by their brain scans for precisely the opposite reason: they seemed to provide confirmation of Godís interactions with them. After all, finding a cerebral source for spiritual experiences could serve equally well to identify the medium through which God reaches out to humanity."

As expected, a purely materialistic approach to find God in the brain provides interesting test results but in the end inconclusive findings....one takes away from the results what one desires...God remains illusive.
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Old 20-Nov-2009, 05:32 PM (17:32)     2        34608
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Hi Nikdevid,

what is it with spammers using Thread Prefixes correctly all of a sudden? BTW, I have deleted your sig. Please do not restore it, otherwise I will ban you instantly. I may well do that anyway.
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I don't know what the sig was, but I've read about that before too. There is some evidence that our minds seem to be wired for god or at least the perception of.
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I don't know what the sig was, but I've read about that before too. There is some evidence that our minds seem to be wired for god or at least the perception of.
If you are interested, alicat, I will do a lengthy series of posts on that one, since that area used to be one of my hobbyhorses.
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sure, I read something about the neurophysiology of near death experiences recently too which was interesting.
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That's a bit of a bone between me and my mom, lol. If you'd post it, Gurdur, that'd be awesome.
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