04 May 2009

God in the brain

In 1997 researchers at the University of California reported that they had found the “God module”, an area of the brain that appears to be responsible for religious belief.

Current thinking paints a far more complex picture, with religious belief being linked to the evolutionary process of the brain, to the development of language and to the specialisation of the left and right hemispheres.

While some will see these scientific findings an explanation for the irrationality of belief, others will see it is as a logical aspect of God’s grand design.

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