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Go to: Religious Experiences Shrink Part of the Brain

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Also, the self-reporting instrument given to subjects did not specifically mention terms such as "atheist" or "agnostic." According to the article:

Religious group membership was classified as Catholic, Protestant, Other, or None. Because of the high degree of overlap between Protestant group membership and born-again status, the Protestant group was further divided into born-again and non born-again subcategories.

So it's hard to come to any conclusions about the hippocampi of atheists from this article!

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 00:40:42 UTC | #946964

Go to: Religious Experiences Shrink Part of the Brain

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Funding: This project was funded by National Institutes of Health grants MH54846, MH60451, and MH70027, and the John Templeton Foundation. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. [from the PLoS One article]

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 00:30:35 UTC | #946962

Go to: Yes, life without God can be bleak. Atheism is about facing up to that

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At least we don't ask why god has forsaken us. . . .

Sun, 11 Mar 2012 06:46:46 UTC | #926062

Go to: Christians have no right to wear cross at work, says Government

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It does seem excessive. Better to report people who proselytize on the job or insist on injecting god into their conversation every chance they get.

Sun, 11 Mar 2012 06:43:44 UTC | #926061

Go to: Why Dawkins's case against religion creaks at every joint

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This article is complete pants. I don't know of any reputable physicists who would agree with what this guy says about what they think.

Tue, 12 Jul 2011 16:31:32 UTC | #849012

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