5th November 2009

“The human brain is a great creator of absurd notions, and God is the most absurd one of all.”

José Saramago

3 Responses to “5th November 2009”

  1. Chris Says:

    Yes indeed. The part of the brain impacted by epilepsy also seems to play a role in “religious experiences”. These often accompany a loss of oxygen to the brain and may explain the floating down a tunnel feeling of “near-death” experiences. Similar feelings are commonly reported by fighter pilots after being in the accelerator. Or so I just read in my comic book.

  2. Brian Delrosario Says:

    Cognitive and perceptual nuances in our brains exist that lead us to conclude in favor of things that don’t really exist. Pareidolia leads us to see pictures in clouds, as well as the Virgin Mary in a Tortilla. A mistaken sense of familiarity leads us to conclude that we foresaw a situation, better known as deja vu. Freedom of thought is more than just a lack of restraint. We got to work towards it.

  3. holysmokes Says:

    I dunno. I tend to think that the invention of the hell and the devil rival a god. At least this god has several books sandwiched together to persuade the innocent/gullible. The devil and hell on the other hand, harbor very few writings at all, (even in the bible), yet believers seem to have all sorts of answers regarding their particulars.