"Although we don't have absolutes about the origin of religion or supernatural belief in general; its obvious to speculate that early man somehow stumbled upon the idea of supernatural beings to explain the unexplainable. Things like lightning,…"
"except we have a lot of information about the biochemical neurological processes that underpin our brains. scans have been done on people while they're speaking in tongues. the only thing they show is that the people doing it actually believed…"
"I was thinking about it some more and decided that trying to explain a phenomena like speaking in tongues is unfair, because we don't know enough about the brain yet to decide even if it causes things that are in our face daily (like…"
"you can find some of what you seek in Daniel Dennet's Breaking the Spell, in Scott Atran's In God's We Trust, and in Pascal Boyer's Religion Explained. there doesn't yet exist universally accepted theories on how religions…"
I am a young student interested in things like consciousness, neuroscience, and alot of other things. Because of this, I like to read articles (mostly popular, because I'm not educated enough to actually read neuroscience journals) that claim to find connections between parts of the brain and things like language, religion, and other very common phenomena. I'm extremely interested in the evolution of parts of the brain which appear (according to some neuroscientists) to hold the key to…See More