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« Reply #15: October 17, 2007, 09:33:02 pm »

I really could swear we just had a thread on this

It's possible.
It's probably safe to assume that several of us, here, read Scientific American; and I believe BBC News picked up the story as well
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« Reply #16: October 17, 2007, 10:38:06 pm »

I really could swear we just had a thread on this, but I can't seem to find it now.  Huh  If anyone else has any better luck, please bump the other thread and I'll merge them so we don't get parallel discussions going on.

I think this is it:  http://www.ecauldron.net/forum/index.php?topic=3091.msg51591#msg51591
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« Reply #17: October 17, 2007, 11:58:31 pm »

All they show is the part of the brain that registers deep religious experience.  They don't show if the cause is something within the brain itself, or if it is caused by an outside stimulus - physical or metaphysical. 

Rather like Immanuel Velicovski's book, "World In Collision" where he describes how the passage of Venus could have caused a lot of the events described in the Biblical book of Exodus
Ignoring the unlikely physics of his conclusions, does it prove that God doesn't exist, or just show how he did it
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« Reply #18: October 18, 2007, 08:21:16 am »

Ignoring the unlikely physics of his conclusions, does it prove that God doesn't exist, or just show how he did it

I never could get beyond the bad physics....  Wink
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« Reply #19: October 18, 2007, 09:01:45 am »


It is.  I'll merge them.  Thanks!
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« Reply #20: October 18, 2007, 08:20:23 pm »

I never could get beyond the bad physics....  Wink

I never have figured out how something with Venus' mass and enough velocity to escape Jupiter's gravity can lose enough energy in a decade or two to enter a stable orbit around the sun without vaporizing half the inner solar system in the process
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