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Old Yesterday, 09:08 PM
 
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"A study published in the journal Neuropsychologia has shown that religious fundamentalism is, in part, the result of a functional impairment in a brain region known as the prefrontal cortex. The findings suggest that damage to particular areas of the prefrontal cortex indirectly promotes religious fundamentalism by diminishing cognitive flexibility and openness—a psychology term that describes a personality trait which involves dimensions like curiosity, creativity, and open-mindedness.

Religious beliefs can be thought of as socially transmitted mental representations that consist of supernatural events and entities assumed to be real. Religious beliefs differ from empirical beliefs, which are based on how the world appears to be and are updated as new evidence accumulates or when new theories with better predictive power emerge. On the other hand, religious beliefs are not usually updated in response to new evidence or scientific explanations, and are therefore strongly associated with conservatism. They are fixed and rigid, which helps promote predictability and coherence to the rules of society among individuals within the group. ...

...These findings are important because they suggest that impaired functioning in the prefrontal cortex—whether from brain trauma, a psychological disorder, a drug or alcohol addiction, or simply a particular genetic profile—can make an individual susceptible to religious fundamentalism. And perhaps in other cases, extreme religious indoctrination harms the development or proper functioning of the prefrontal regions in a way that hinders cognitive flexibility and openness."

(Bolding mine.)

This explains quite a bit. I may have to temper my scorn with a little more pity. Many fundies can't help it.


Link to full article.
Someone's been smokin too much crack!
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Old Yesterday, 09:38 PM
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You peeking into the mirror?
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Old Yesterday, 09:56 PM
 
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Sound like liberal opinions which is same a fake news
These are findings not opinions.
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Old Yesterday, 09:57 PM
 
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Even stronger link, I imagine, between brain damage and militant atheism.
Do you have a link? I'd like to read that study.
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Old Yesterday, 10:05 PM
 
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Dumb as rocks, for sure. It would be torture having to sit in on one of their church services.
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Old Yesterday, 10:24 PM
 
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ha ha good one!
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Old Yesterday, 10:49 PM
 
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These are findings not opinions.

The findings have no relation to the claims being made. If the scientists were to say that brain damaged people have reduced cognition and are closed minded that would be an accurate conclusion, that doesn't even need to be studied by an university, we can figure that much ourselves.
But when you think that a group of war veterans, the great majority of which have brain damage, can be used to conclude anything whatsoever about millions of religious people then that is just ignorance, but some people accept it as science because they probably have not even read the article.

Either they can't make a scientific study or they put out that garbage on purpose.

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Old Yesterday, 11:08 PM
 
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That is my point. I have no objective basis, and neither do you. All you have is your subjective opinion.
There is no objective basis for the "good / bad", "right / wrong", of any behavior. It is all subjective.
You and I don't share the same perspective. You can remain a supporter of evil souls and I will just laugh at your futile attempts to make excuses to support them. I am so thankful I don't share your perspective.

I can only hope you never serve on a jury case involving a human raping, torturing or killing an innocent human or other animal species that deserved no such treatment.

However I am certain most attorneys that are slimy and don't care who is violated unjustly would love to have you on the jury.

Your perspective fits the title of this thread perfectly.
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Old Yesterday, 11:42 PM
 
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Old Today, 12:47 AM
 
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Most have been Your Snarkness!
What's that...Your Daftness?
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