[ExI] this is your brain on faith

Giovanni Santostasi gsantostasi at gmail.com
Mon Apr 23 15:52:49 UTC 2012

Very disappointing, the article starts in a acceptable manner trying to
list all the evidence that spiritual experiences are nothing else than
neurons firing then in a strange twist the authors invoke dark matter and
the possible holes in scientific understanding of the world to still give a
last chance to a mystical explanation of spiritual experiences, to justify
the ignorance of faith, to allow for it to be still considered a virtue.
It will just add to the confusion of believers that use often science in a
completely unjustified way to support their belief, as for example energy
conservation to use as evidence that consciousness would survive death of
the physical body.


On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 2:49 AM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:

> What do you guys make of this?****
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> http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/04/22/can-faith-reside-within-brain/**
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> There are comments in there which have the ring of truth, almost
> appropriate for an afterword to Sagan’s excellent work the Demon Haunted
> World.****
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> spike****
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