Dr. Andrew Newberg is using brain imaging technology at the U of Pennsylvania to study the relationship between Religion & Science.
Newberg states that;
"the Brain is a believing machine because it has to be...
Beliefs affect every part of our lives,
They make us who we are.
The mind and the body are the flip side of the same coin".
Apparently prayer and meditation increase levels of Dopamine which is the brain's pleasure hornymone.
I for one am excited about mapping the path to Bliss except that once they find it they will mass produce a synthetic accelerator that will keep us all deleriously excited about paying more taxes.
has written Blogosphere: The New Political Arena.
He maintains that;
"Bloggers are isolated, lonely souls who bare their souls in cyberspace instead of forming real relationships or helping to change the world!
Bloggging is melancholic and as illusionary as Don Quixote tilting at windmills!
Blogging as a form of self expression brings on feelings of loneliness for
Bloggers who aren't lucky enough to reach celebrity status.
Bloggers are people with nicknames who can express enormous support but disappear the next minute."
Well I for one am delighted that my believing machine allows me the opportunity to meet with all of you isolated, melancholic, lonely, people with nicknames.
My believing machine has me convinced that Bloggers are real people...and once Dr Newberg proves that with his brain scans I am going to Calgary to tell Professor Keren that he is totally wrong.