Re: Scientific approach to God and such

Prof. Gomes (
Tue, 25 Nov 1997 18:21:58 -0300

Great !!

Supose we're nearer to prove that "god" is nothing but a virtual state of
the human mind...and limitted to a certain part of the brain.


At 22:27 30/10/97 -0800, you wrote:
>(taken from another email list...)
>and yet another somewhat interesting article in the l.a. times:
>October 29, 1997
>Study Suggests Brain May Affect Religious Response
>>From a Times Staff Writer
>New Oreleans- No one knows why humanity felt its first religious
>but researchers at UC San Diego reported Tuesday that the human brain
>may be
>hard-wired to hear the voice of heaven, in what researchers said was the
>first effort to directly address the neural basis of religious
>In a provocative experiment with patients suffering from an unusual form
>epilepsy, researcher determined that parts of the brain's temporal
>the scientists quickly dubbed the "God module"- may affect how intensely
>person responds to religious beliefs.
>They emphasized that their findings do not suggest religion is simply a
>matter of brain chemistry. "These studies do not in any way negate the
>validity of reilgious experience or God," the team cautioned.
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