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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-11-09 12:43 AM
Response to Reply #93
97. ,
"aside from the fact that his anti-faith proclamations themselves demonstrate a certain kind of blind faith, he gives no credence to others' views, nor is he compassionate to the helpful role that spirituality plays in peoples' lives."

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  -Belief and the brain's 'God spot' babsbunny  Mar-10-09 04:00 PM   #0 
  - Mebbe this explains why people have faith in the markets  leftstreet   Mar-10-09 04:03 PM   #1 
  - The existence of that spot is more proof of an intelligent creator  GoesTo11   Mar-10-09 04:03 PM   #2 
  - Leave it to the religious to take scientific research  stopbush   Mar-10-09 04:13 PM   #3 
  - oh for pete's sake....  mike_c   Mar-10-09 04:18 PM   #4 
  - The article seems to suggest it's a side effect of the capacity to make moral judgements.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Mar-10-09 04:27 PM   #8 
     - oh I agree completely...  mike_c   Mar-10-09 07:12 PM   #70 
  - The existence of that spot is more proof man is compelled to create a creator  Oregone   Mar-10-09 04:22 PM   #5 
  - Absolutely!  tavalon   Mar-11-09 05:00 AM   #116 
  - !  SammyWinstonJack   Mar-11-09 10:46 AM   #131 
  - That's like saying our susceptibility to electric shocks is proof of the existence of Zeus. -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Mar-10-09 04:24 PM   #6 
  - You understand perfectly!  tavalon   Mar-11-09 05:00 AM   #117 
  - You've got to be fucking kidding me.  LeftyMom   Mar-10-09 04:57 PM   #17 
  - And a sense of humor would be evidence of a silly creator  GoesTo11   Mar-10-09 05:02 PM   #21 
     - Hey, I like trickster gods.  damntexdem   Mar-10-09 05:43 PM   #47 
  - No, it's more like an explanation  FiveGoodMen   Mar-10-09 05:07 PM   #23 
  - lol  fascisthunter   Mar-10-09 05:19 PM   #37 
  - No proof of God, no proof of no God.  damntexdem   Mar-10-09 05:42 PM   #43 
  - What if MRI imaging yielded more accurate pictures  GoesTo11   Mar-10-09 05:53 PM   #49 
  - Perhaps it is  H2O Man   Mar-10-09 06:33 PM   #56 
  - ...  omega minimo   Mar-10-09 09:12 PM   #91 
  - ....  Donnachaidh   Mar-10-09 07:06 PM   #66 
  - No, it's proof that God is an invention of our own minds.  Odin2005   Mar-11-09 10:30 AM   #128 
  - Please tell me this is sarcasim  NeedleCast   Mar-11-09 03:10 PM   #183 
  - I wonder if fluctuations in the Earth's Magnetic Field could have or has had an effect  Uncle Joe   Mar-10-09 04:25 PM   #7 
  - Either the Magnetic field  DearAbby   Mar-10-09 04:30 PM   #9 
  - Yes but I'm looking for a direct historical religious correlation, according to this paragraph,  Uncle Joe   Mar-10-09 04:50 PM   #13 
  - there will be no "direct historical religious correlation" b/c we all have souls, not located in the  omega minimo   Mar-10-09 04:59 PM   #18 
  - "we all have souls, not located in the brain"  FiveGoodMen   Mar-10-09 05:08 PM   #24 
  - What is asserted without proof may be dismissed without proof.  stopbush   Mar-10-09 05:16 PM   #30 
  - What evidence do you have that consciousness is limited to the brain?  omega minimo   Mar-10-09 09:11 PM   #90 
     - There's no evidence that it isn't.  stopbush   Mar-10-09 11:45 PM   #94 
     - There's plenty of evidence, based on experience. except someone convinced to ignore it, will deny it  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 12:48 AM   #99 
        - Plenty of evidence? Great.  Hanse   Mar-11-09 12:50 AM   #102 
        - Already did  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 12:52 AM   #104 
        - Cite it again.  Hanse   Mar-11-09 12:54 AM   #107 
           - What part of discussion killer don't you comprehend?  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 12:57 AM   #109 
              - The part where you support your claim with evidence.  Hanse   Mar-11-09 01:00 AM   #110 
        - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Mar-11-09 01:18 AM   #112 
        - No, there isn't any evidence. There is hearsay, opinion and wishful thinking.  stopbush   Mar-11-09 10:27 AM   #127 
     - Brain injuries lead to loss of consciousness.  Hanse   Mar-11-09 12:41 AM   #96 
     - ah, the insults, a real conversation killer  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 12:47 AM   #98 
        - It's not an insult.  Hanse   Mar-11-09 12:49 AM   #100 
           - hoist on your own petard  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 12:51 AM   #103 
              - Take a look, it's in a book.  Hanse   Mar-11-09 12:56 AM   #108 
     - Neuroscience. Read up on it!  Odin2005   Mar-11-09 10:40 AM   #130 
  - The brain telling itself that it is the be all and end all of consciousness doesn't make it so.  omega minimo   Mar-10-09 05:19 PM   #36 
     - Don't try to put words in my mouth.  FiveGoodMen   Mar-10-09 05:42 PM   #44 
        - um................ what?1!  omega minimo   Mar-10-09 06:26 PM   #52 
           - You made a statement and I asked you to prove it  FiveGoodMen   Mar-10-09 06:35 PM   #57 
              - I made a statement. Not sure how you got it backwards. It's not all about you.  omega minimo   Mar-10-09 06:52 PM   #61 
                 - Wow  FiveGoodMen   Mar-10-09 06:53 PM   #62 
  - Exactly!  kimmerspixelated   Mar-10-09 05:11 PM   #26 
  - Yes but if we all have souls, wouldn't the brain be a logical place  Uncle Joe   Mar-10-09 05:16 PM   #33 
  - yes. isn't the pituitary considered some sort of connection.......?  omega minimo   Mar-10-09 05:25 PM   #39 
     - Wouldnt the pituitary be affected  DearAbby   Mar-10-09 05:51 PM   #48 
     - esp in a windtunnel in an echo chamber in a willfully ignorant circular firing squad  omega minimo   Mar-10-09 06:27 PM   #53 
     - willful ignorance  Aethertek   Mar-11-09 03:19 PM   #186 
     - The sound waves of the magnetic field?  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-10-09 06:38 PM   #58 
        - He heard that  omega minimo   Mar-10-09 06:53 PM   #63 
           - Huh?  DearAbby   Mar-10-09 07:18 PM   #72 
     - Pineal gland  conscious evolution   Mar-11-09 02:19 PM   #166 
        - Pineal, thank you, that's it.  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 03:09 PM   #181 
  - "We all have souls, not located in the brain" PROVE IT!!!  Odin2005   Mar-11-09 10:33 AM   #129 
     - Here's a clue  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 03:09 PM   #182 
  - Interesting theory..n/t  DearAbby   Mar-11-09 02:01 AM   #115 
  - The harmonics of the field?  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-10-09 04:53 PM   #15 
     - like vibes?  omega minimo   Mar-10-09 05:00 PM   #20 
        - Like baloney.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-10-09 05:02 PM   #22 
           - You've never heard of electromagnetic storms or solar flares?  omega minimo   Mar-10-09 05:09 PM   #25 
              - Sure I have.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-10-09 05:12 PM   #28 
                 - how is Uncle Joe's post 7 you responded to "pseudoscience"?  omega minimo   Mar-10-09 05:16 PM   #31 
                 - I didn't respond to Uncle Joe's post 7.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-10-09 05:18 PM   #34 
                 - So you dispute the existence "the magnetic field" or "the harmonices of the field"?  omega minimo   Mar-10-09 05:28 PM   #40 
                    - I don't know what "harmonices of the field" means.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-10-09 05:43 PM   #45 
                       - and you don't recall your own post #15? quit playing bs games.  omega minimo   Mar-10-09 06:25 PM   #51 
                          - ...  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-10-09 06:38 PM   #59 
                             - yet claim ignorance of basic concepts. Strange.  omega minimo   Mar-10-09 06:54 PM   #64 
                                - I don't claim ignorance of basic concepts.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-10-09 07:00 PM   #65 
                                   - Perhaps you will find another thread of interest and let others discuss what you dismiss  omega minimo   Mar-10-09 07:43 PM   #75 
                                      - Nah, this is GD.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-10-09 08:00 PM   #80 
                                         - "Unchallenged"? That doesn't mean flamed and locked by the bully club  omega minimo   Mar-10-09 08:47 PM   #84 
                                            - No.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-11-09 11:06 AM   #135 
                                            - Yet  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 01:18 PM   #140 
                                            - You can't call people assholes then complain about bullying.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-11-09 01:31 PM   #144 
                                            - you can't trample on others and then pretend to deserve more credibility to discuss  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 01:45 PM   #148 
                                            - You're being called on your BS.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-11-09 01:50 PM   #149 
                                            - the attack mode just won't work. maybe readjust the attitude.  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 01:52 PM   #152 
                                            - It seems to be working pretty well.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-11-09 01:52 PM   #153 
                                            - It seems to be working pretty well.  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 02:11 PM   #158 
                                            - Not so. So far I've won the discussion.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-11-09 02:14 PM   #159 
                                            - You win.  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 02:15 PM   #161 
                                            - Yes, I know.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-11-09 02:18 PM   #165 
                                            - OIC  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 02:38 PM   #172 
                                            - No.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-11-09 02:42 PM   #175 
                                            - !  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 02:48 PM   #177 
                 - Because of an improper use of the word "harmonics".  Smith_3   Mar-11-09 05:19 AM   #119 
                    - I never used the word harmonics in my post.  Uncle Joe   Mar-11-09 12:34 PM   #139 
                       - My mistakes, Uncle Joe. Sorry  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 01:34 PM   #145 
                       - No, Dear Abby did.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-11-09 01:34 PM   #146 
                       - Is it not science to question?  Uncle Joe   Mar-11-09 02:02 PM   #157 
                          - ...  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-11-09 02:18 PM   #163 
                          - So if an elephant is sad,  Uncle Joe   Mar-11-09 02:36 PM   #170 
                             - It indicates an elephant may be able to have some degree of abstract thought.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-11-09 02:50 PM   #178 
                                - see  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 03:12 PM   #184 
                                - Yes, I know.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-11-09 03:25 PM   #188 
                                   - .  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 03:32 PM   #191 
                                      - And you continue to illustrate my point.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-11-09 03:35 PM   #193 
                                      - the point is  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 03:36 PM   #194 
                                      - No, I'm completely aware of my behaviour.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-11-09 03:39 PM   #196 
                                      - if  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 03:48 PM   #198 
                                - I only used the elephant behavior example as a possible furtherance to  Uncle Joe   Mar-11-09 03:27 PM   #189 
                          - .  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 02:27 PM   #168 
                             - Solar flares don't influence the human brain.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-11-09 02:28 PM   #169 
                                - do you have any evidence of that? Links. please? TY  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 02:47 PM   #176 
                                   - Why should I provide evidence and links if you won't?  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-11-09 02:50 PM   #179 
                                      - You can't  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 02:58 PM   #180 
                                         - Yes, I can.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-11-09 03:24 PM   #187 
                                            - could you point out the reference there to solar flares effects on humans?  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 03:35 PM   #192 
                                            - No.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-11-09 03:38 PM   #195 
                                            - no  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 03:45 PM   #197 
                                            - Actually, yeah it is.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-12-09 04:05 PM   #205 
                                            - that's absurd  omega minimo   Mar-12-09 04:12 PM   #206 
                                            - Why is a comparison to a refrigerator magnet silly?  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-12-09 04:21 PM   #208 
                       - someone truly versed in and interested in science  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 01:42 PM   #147 
                          - If the evidence is worth discussing...  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-11-09 01:51 PM   #151 
                             - .  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 01:53 PM   #154 
                                - Asking you a hard question is a form of attack?  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-11-09 01:55 PM   #155 
                                   - and then the pretending  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 02:14 PM   #160 
                 - His post was indeed pseudoscience.  Smith_3   Mar-11-09 05:24 AM   #120 
                    - ,  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 08:52 PM   #201 
                    - "It was obviously an attempt at appearing smart without having real knowledge of the subject."  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 08:58 PM   #202 
                       - ...  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-12-09 04:17 PM   #207 
                          - again the pretending  omega minimo   Mar-12-09 08:18 PM   #209 
  - a "God helmet"  Control-Z   Mar-10-09 05:12 PM   #27 
     - $59.96 at Walmart.  GoesTo11   Mar-10-09 05:18 PM   #35 
     - Sounds like something Vince would sell on TV  tridim   Mar-10-09 07:43 PM   #74 
        - It's a sham.  yodermon   Mar-10-09 07:51 PM   #78 
  - the same brain spot that controls fleecing people out of their money nt  msongs   Mar-10-09 04:32 PM   #10 
  - will those holy bags of water pushed on Robertson's channel  Donnachaidh   Mar-10-09 07:13 PM   #71 
  - .  SammyWinstonJack   Mar-11-09 10:53 AM   #133 
  - Are you talking about the G spot or God spot?  RiverStone   Mar-10-09 04:37 PM   #11 
  - Beat me to it  guitar man   Mar-10-09 04:42 PM   #12 
  - Now that's enlightenment!  RiverStone   Mar-10-09 04:54 PM   #16 
     - !!  guitar man   Mar-10-09 05:00 PM   #19 
  - The stegosaurus  H2O Man   Mar-10-09 06:39 PM   #60 
     - unless I'm mistaken-- and that's been known to happen occasionally...  mike_c   Mar-10-09 07:34 PM   #73 
        - Now I have  H2O Man   Mar-10-09 08:00 PM   #82 
           - our work here is done, Tonto....  mike_c   Mar-10-09 09:11 PM   #89 
  - Back when we were all in scattered tribes in the wilderness . .  annabanana   Mar-10-09 04:52 PM   #14 
  - And Now That We're All Perfectly Capable of Behaving In a Civilized Manner, We No Longer Need It?  NashVegas   Mar-10-09 05:41 PM   #42 
     - IMHO  annabanana   Mar-10-09 08:17 PM   #83 
        - good point.  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 12:50 AM   #101 
  - I think it's wired differently in my brain  MedleyMisty   Mar-10-09 05:13 PM   #29 
  - I didn't get it either, thank Gawd!  SammyWinstonJack   Mar-11-09 10:56 AM   #134 
  - that article is a steaming pile of b.s.  KG   Mar-10-09 05:16 PM   #32 
  - "injected radioactive isotope into Buddhists at the point at which they achieved meditative nirvana"  Vickers   Mar-10-09 05:22 PM   #38 
  - I read that dyslexic brains are wired a little differently  GoesTo11   Mar-10-09 05:32 PM   #41 
  - LOL. I like that. And they name him Spot. Love it. nt  Ilsa   Mar-10-09 07:06 PM   # 
  - LOL. I like that. And they name him Spot. Love it. nt  Ilsa   Mar-10-09 07:06 PM   #67 
  - So people are born that way eh  The Straight Story   Mar-10-09 05:43 PM   #46 
  - Zing!  GoesTo11   Mar-10-09 05:54 PM   #50 
  - people evolved that way  omega minimo   Mar-10-09 06:28 PM   #54 
  - Biological predestination...  LanternWaste   Mar-10-09 06:31 PM   #55 
  - Puh-raze jeebiz  leftofthedial   Mar-10-09 07:08 PM   #68 
  - So maybe those of us that have enough trauma in their lives  Ilsa   Mar-10-09 07:08 PM   #69 
  - Maybe that's part of the continuum of experience that doesn't fit in the God/No God boxes  omega minimo   Mar-10-09 08:49 PM   #85 
  - (facepalm)  BlooInBloo   Mar-10-09 07:44 PM   #76 
  - "religious faith" or "experience of the ineffable" ?  Beam Me Up   Mar-10-09 07:51 PM   #77 
  - it could be  omega minimo   Mar-10-09 08:53 PM   #86 
  - I have "experiences of the ineffable" too. I just don't need a BS term "god" and act like it is ...  Odin2005   Mar-11-09 10:51 AM   #132 
     - Yes, that's why I'm asking the question.  Beam Me Up   Mar-11-09 12:16 PM   #136 
     - great posts. thank you for stating it so well  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 02:18 PM   #164 
     - There is another book  conscious evolution   Mar-11-09 02:37 PM   #171 
        - DMT and I are old friends.  Beam Me Up   Mar-13-09 01:44 AM   #210 
     - Absolutely. That was Beam's point.  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 02:17 PM   #162 
  - Very interesting. I would point out one thing, however.  Marr   Mar-10-09 07:56 PM   #79 
  - The God Part of the Brain talks about this, published in 1996 (link inside)  IrishBuckeye   Mar-10-09 08:00 PM   #81 
  - Welcome to DU. Sound familiar?  omega minimo   Mar-10-09 08:59 PM   #88 
  - They might have used the word "connection" rather than "belief"  omega minimo   Mar-10-09 08:56 PM   #87 
  - My problem is with the present tense word "helps", rather than "helped".  Marr   Mar-10-09 09:56 PM   #92 
     - I'm not sure the brain activity, if it occurs  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 12:54 AM   #106 
  - In the worlds current situation....  wuvuj   Mar-11-09 02:41 PM   #173 
     - similar to  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 03:29 PM   #190 
        - Good point...  wuvuj   Mar-13-09 07:41 AM   #213 
  - The only part of this article that compared different beliefs showed  jmm   Mar-10-09 10:15 PM   #93 
  - ,  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 12:43 AM   #97 
     - I would've much rather read an opinion piece full of quotes like that  jmm   Mar-11-09 09:29 AM   #122 
        - ok  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 01:19 PM   #141 
  - Religion = survival trait  LiberalPersona   Mar-11-09 12:36 AM   #95 
  - Time to open clinics for "God spot"ectomies. Remove that offending area! Solve society's problems!  NoodleyAppendage   Mar-11-09 12:53 AM   #105 
  - wow, what did they do to you!  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 01:07 AM   #111 
  - Hmm...let's see. Denying gays marriage rights, subjugating women, fighting wars, etc.  NoodleyAppendage   Mar-11-09 09:39 AM   #124 
     - If you see it that way, it's really fear/anger that is the problem.  anonymous171   Mar-11-09 09:47 AM   #126 
     - IMHO  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 01:51 PM   #150 
  - No thanks  tavalon   Mar-11-09 05:02 AM   #118 
  - Yep. Then once they find the gay gene we can set up gay clinics to cure that ill as well!  anonymous171   Mar-11-09 09:32 AM   #123 
     - You don't need religion to be a heterogeneous populace. Cultural differences exist beyond religion.  NoodleyAppendage   Mar-11-09 09:40 AM   #125 
  - Correct  bridgit   Mar-11-09 01:21 AM   #113 
  - .  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 01:40 AM   #114 
  - The fact that different nations vary widely in the level of belief of their populations..  Fumesucker   Mar-11-09 06:06 AM   #121 
  - Who is that person in your little photo?  Sequoia   Mar-11-09 12:20 PM   #137 
  - interesting enough  backtoblue   Mar-11-09 12:25 PM   #138 
  - wow. who knew? what happens to it?  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 01:56 PM   #156 
  - because some people might be sensitive  backtoblue   Mar-11-09 03:55 PM   #200 
  - The brain stem burns just like the rest of the brain.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-11-09 02:24 PM   #167 
  - maybe so, but  backtoblue   Mar-11-09 03:52 PM   #199 
     - Spongy even after immolation?  omega minimo   Mar-11-09 09:16 PM   #203 
        - Well  backtoblue   Mar-12-09 08:57 AM   #204 
  - Is it shaped like a pine cone?  conscious evolution   Mar-11-09 02:41 PM   #174 
  - The god spot is really a dead spot in the brain caused from excessive prayer.  dkofos   Mar-11-09 01:22 PM   #142 
  - The eternal sunshine of the spotless mind.  dcindian   Mar-11-09 01:23 PM   #143 
  - James Randi Education Foundation  bethdoc   Mar-11-09 03:18 PM   #185 
     - Oh, god, puLEEze -- not THAT cia front org  Beam Me Up   Mar-13-09 01:45 AM   #211 
        - they don't want any competition  omega minimo   Mar-13-09 01:58 AM   #212 
           - As far as I'm concerned, they are the nerd version of freeper town. n/t  Beam Me Up   Mar-13-09 12:52 PM   #214 
 

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