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Why God Won't Go Away: Brain Science & the Biology of Belief

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2006

    The Transcendent Mind-Brain Connection

    The author's research is valid and their conclusions are sound. If their theory is correct, humankind is 'hardwired' to evolve to a consciousness where we transcend the divisiveness of the ego so we can unite. It is only through our ability to recognize our interdependence and unify ourselves that humanity will be able to adapt and survive. Seen from this venue, the authors are positing that it is an evolutionary determinant that the human brain will develop the capacity to 'realize' higher states of reality so we can avoid extinction from violence, oppression, discrimination, prejudice, anger and hate which are all the contents of a consciousness which divides. I was fortunate to have intereviewed Dr. Newberg for his thoughts to include in a book I am writing. He is brilliant, but more importantly, he combines that with an engaging, affable and humble manner. I highly recommend the book and their other one, The Mystical Brain, which is a bit more complex reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2007

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    ¿Evidence suggests that the deepest origins of religion area based in mystical experiences, and that religions persist because the wiring of the human brain continues to provide believers with a range of unity experiences that are often interpreted as assurances that God exists.¿ (pg. 129) I cannot sum up the writings of this book in a better statement then the one above and yet I am quick to add that the author is not implying that God does not exist, except in the brain, although there is evidence that God does exist as an experience of it (the brain).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2004

    Some important new insights!

    Much of this book was a bit too technical for me to understand, but the discussion of the studies of the brain with modern brain scanning equipment, has opened new insights with a chance to ask brand new questions about the way both the brain and spirituality work and how they may be more connected than we ever could have guessed.

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