October 24, 2011

So what else did your talking snake tell you?

From a couple weeks ago... Scientific American guest blogger Jessica Fostvedt, a Biology and Religious Studies graduate student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, discusses Harold Camping and the reason humans fall for End of the World propheteers.

"Many neurologists have proposed the existence of a “God Spot”, a region of the brain linked to belief in the supernatural. Even though no such neural pathways were found that differed from those of non-believers, there is still much debate as to the origin of religion and its evolutionary significance."



Old NFO said...

I'd put it that the reason they 'fall' for this crap, is they want a way OUT of their failures...