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Links to Spirituality Found in the Brain

• LiveScience

Scientists have identified areas of the brain that, when damaged, lead to greater spirituality. The findings hint at the roots of spiritual and religious attitudes, the researchers say.

The study, published in the Feb. 11 issue of the journal Neuron, involves a personality trait called self-transcendence, which is a somewhat vague measure of spiritual feeling, thinking, and behaviors.

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Comment by Anonymous
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 Um, none of us here developed the neurochemical compounds and weaponized them.

Comment by Nick Bravo
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 You will become the monsters you seek to destroy because you have failed to conquer first the demons within yourselves. Many of you are your own hand.

Comment by Chip Saunders
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 Word has already gotten around that these very medical discoveries are being experimented with on our captive muslim prisoners in special locations. By stimulating the area of the brain that experiences divine thought or awareness, combined with directed beam sound projection, experimenters are seeking the holy grail of islamic counter-insurgency tools,...the epiphany from Allah himself. Imagine if those would rule you could, at their command, cause you to believe you are experiencing the voice and presence of God himself?!?! And if they had this ability, where and against whom would they NOT use it? Want to sway the Speaker of the House to support your agenda? Want to have a few Supreme Court justices see things your way? Use the God Machine!

I shudder to think of it.

Comment by Anonymous
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 Via the science of neurochemistry, the government has already isolated the neuropeptides that generate the emotions of fear, awe and faith AND have weaponized it.

While I think it will be hilarious to see Renzulli and the other objectivists turn into religionists once these weapons have been deployed on them, I can think of no more dispicable a weapon or dispicable and yes EVIL a person who would use such a weapon other than murderers or Hitler/Stalin-esque personas.

Perhaps our resident science contributer arclein would like to post something about weaponized neurochemical agents.


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