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Old 07-02-2011, 06:05 PM
 
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Well, we're off topic here, but I did want to post that, based on the latest information I've read, the whole concept of the limbic system is being questioned by the scientific community. The ideas and concepts you mentioned in previous posts have come under fire and are no longer widely accepted. At least, that's what I understand, but I'm no neurologist so I claim no extensive knowledge on the subject.
Here is a quote from a 2006 textbook that belies your assertion:

Swenson, Rand S. M.D., Ph.D.Review of Clinical and Functional Neuroscience; Chapter 9; 2006; Dartmouth Medical School

"One way in which the limbic system has been conceptualized is as the "feeling and reacting brain" that is interposed between the "thinking brain" and the output mechanisms of the nervous system. In this construct, the limbic system is usually under control of the "thinking brain" but obviously can react on its own. Additionally, the limbic system has its input and processing side (the limbic cortex, amygdala and hippocampus) and an output side (the septal nuclei and hypothalamus). "
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:18 PM
 
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As I stated, I am no neurologist. I got my information from wiki, which some people view as insufficient. There is an article linked to their assertion. (Limbic system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). I don't plan to continue this line of conversation as it is off topic, but I am interested in reading more about it. I also note that your source is five years old, which, in the world of neuroscience, is a bit out of date.
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:44 PM
 
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As I stated, I am no neurologist. I got my information from wiki, which some people view as insufficient. There is an article linked to their assertion. (Limbic system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). I don't plan to continue this line of conversation as it is off topic, but I am interested in reading more about it. I also note that your source is five years old, which, in the world of neuroscience, is a bit out of date.
Not for claims that it is no longer widely accepted. It is just a text I was familiar with. That Wiki article has warnings about its accurcay. It is not accurate.
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:05 AM
 
Location: around the 44th parallel
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The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was to convince the world he didn't exist.
Yeah, that's a really cool movie quote and all, but that doesn't make it true.

FYI, Lord of the Rings also has cool quotes, but they're all BS, too.
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Old 07-11-2011, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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I have no idea if there is a devil or not. All I can say is that I haven't seen evidence to convince me there is.
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:22 PM
 
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I think the base nature of humans lends itself to having a scapegoat. Easier to blame a convenient "boogieman" than to confront the fact mankind does horrible things to other people and animals.
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Ostend,Belgium....
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that's right Djuna, the evil devil resides inside us, we are all capable of horrific things whether we admit it or not...those horrible serialkillers, etc,.. reside in each of us but we'd like to think it's not true ...we are not above any of it but most of us can stay in control of our emotions and actions. The devil is yet another creation to place blame, the devil made us do this and that so we can 'blame' god for the good and the devil for the bad..how convenient!
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:43 AM
 
Location: NC, USA
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Anyone who doesn't believe in the devil has never met my mother in law.
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Ostend,Belgium....
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Dusty Rhodes, she may be devilish but she's probably is no worse than many ...
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