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The delicate brain and religion
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The delicate brain and religion
Scientists have been able to induce religious experiences and sensations in people by applying a weak magnetic field over their temporal lobes which makes me wonder if there are certain areas of the planet where the magnetic fields are configured in such a way as to make the people living there more susceptible to religious thoughts and delusions than others living in more magnetically stable areas.

By no means am I suggesting that this is the only reason but, in part, it might explain why there are deeply religious hot spots like Texas for example.
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It's an interesting concept.

I'd also like to examine their drinking water and quality of bread. Smile
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Intersting concept, is there any measures of world magnetism that could be overaid on Google earth I wonder?
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I'm too busy watching Adrian eating his dinner on the chat thing Big Grin
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(February 18, 2010 at 3:41 pm)Darwinian Wrote: I'm too busy watching Adrian eating his dinner on the chat thing Big Grin

That sounds incredibly creepy.Confused Fall



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That's because it is Cool Shades
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LoL Smile What 'religious experiences'? Can you be specific?
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(February 18, 2010 at 3:56 pm)fr0d0 Wrote: LoL Smile What 'religious experiences'? Can you be specific?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/horizon/200...rain.shtml

Have a look at this.



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Yes, experiences of a religious nature.
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I don't consider those religious experiences for the record. I know it's some strange Catholic thing to think random patterns are somehow divine... I think that's pure superstition. Same for fantastical illusions.
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