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02-19-2002, 10:35 AM
Just happened to come across the Readers Digest in the doctors office dated December 2001. it has an interesting article in there called "Searching for the Divine" written by Vince Rause. It discusses the theory that the human brain is hardwired to believe in god. I did a search on this board to see if this theory had been discussed before, but didn't come up with any information. Anyway, thought I'd ask first if anyone has seen that article and if so, what they thought of it.
Vince Rause collaborated on the Book" Why God Won't Go Away" with neuroscientist Andrew Newberg. The article supposedly was in the Los Angeles Times Magizine on July 15, 2001
Steve, I just wondered if you had heard of this book?
Hi Kaydy, I just brought home that Reader's Digest from work yesterday because someone donated it to my library with a bunch of magazines. I haven't read it yet but took it because I saw that article mentioned on the cover. It was originally taken from the Los Angeles Times magazine and says, "There is new evidence that humans are hard-wired to believe in God". I bet Sgrenard (Steve) can find it somewhere.
I just finished the article and it is very good. I'm pretty sure everyone on here will find it to be interesting and it gives us more scientific evidence for our beliefs.
We used to have a link to an article at ABCNEWS.com, but they no longer have the page up.
Here's a page with several links about the subject of the brain, and God:
And here's another page that talks about the same author:
02-19-2002, 10:12 PM
I am not familiar with that book but I am familiar with this work which has been featured widely in the media late last year. The links Pam mentions have excellent discussions of this subject.
There may be some others around. Newsweek also did an extensive story of this subject.
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