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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 05:25 PM
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7. I wonder if fluctuations in the Earth's Magnetic Field could have or has had an effect
Edited on Tue Mar-10-09 05:30 PM by Uncle Joe
on the ebb and flow of religious fervor throughout human history?

"This work was followed by a study where scientists tried to stimulate the temporal lobes with a rotating magnetic field produced by a "God helmet". Michael Persinger, from Laurentian University in Ontario, found that he could artificially create the experience of religious feelings the helmet's wearer reports being in the presence of a spirit or having a profound feeling of cosmic bliss."

Another observation, the paragraph below would suggest to me that animals may experience some form of spiritual feeling, especially primates. I also wonder about elephants as well, why would they carry the bones of their dead around for days? These bones no longer resemble the elephants, they used to know, so on some level, I would think elephants must be aware of or sense an alternate existence other than life.

"The study found that several areas of the brain are involved in religious belief, one within the frontal lobes of the cortex which are unique to humans and another in the more evolutionary-ancient regions deeper inside the brain, which humans share with apes and other primates, Professor Grafman said."

Thanks for the thread, babsbunny.




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