From: zeb haradon (
Date: Wed Jan 24 2001 - 18:46:10 MST

>Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 11:21:11 -0700
>From: "Doffing, Mike" <>
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>Subject: the physiological origins of religious belief
>Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 19:43:19 -0800
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>A short and very interesting article on the physiological origins of
>religious belief...
>Mike Doffing

>From the article:

"Rituals also tend to focus the mind, blocking out sensory perceptions,
including those that the orientation area uses to figure out the boundaries
of the self. Thatís why even nonbelievers are often moved by religious
ritual. "As long as our brain is wired as it is," says Newberg, "God will
not go away." "

My brain must be wired differently. I would be interested in seeing if they
find differences in brain structure and activity between atheists and

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