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← Francis Collins prays for Hitchens

Quine's Avatar Jump to comment 28 by Quine

I posted the following at the WP article:

With others, I am glad to see that Dr. Collins is lending his medical skills to the health issues re Christopher Hitchens. I wonder, however, if he thinks about the self hypnosis aspects of his (Dr. Collins) own prayers? I suspect it helps the parts of his brain that believe without evidence hold out against the parts of his brain that know from science that those beliefs make no logical sense.

If I could, I would ask Dr. Collins about cases of so called "split brain" patients (they have had the corpus callosum cut) in which some have been shown to have a half brain that believes in the supernatural and a half that does not (see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFJPtVRlI64 ). (Reminds me of Dr. Collins' position in both religion and contradictory science at the same time.) So, where do these people "go" after death?after death?

Sun, 26 Sep 2010 21:13:48 UTC | #525362