Thursday, June 7, 2012

Brains are by default, religious!



Bismillah.

That's a scan image of my brain taken two days before the Venus was due to transit the Sun. That was on 4th June 2012 [heh heh...pardon me, this Venus thingy is making me act rather 'differently'.] But my brain was normal said my dear doctor. It's normal BUT 'with fast beta activity'. In layman's terms that basically means: I think too much nonsense! But of course my doctor didn't say that. He had phrased it and explained the state of my brain, in a polite manner.

Next time I should ask him why some scientists (non-Muslims) are saying our brains are wired up for God? There are dozens of articles written about our brains as having peculiar features that link it to the Creator, to God. But obviously anything that is created by someone is by default linked to its creator. That's common sense. And who can create an organ as cool as the brain? Tell me.  

THE brain of every human being, from believers to atheists, has been revealed to contain at least three "god spots", all linked to religious beliefs and thoughts. - Leigh Dayton/The Australian.

"...religious feeling is not invisible. The common thread among mystical and spiritual practises is that while people are engaged in them, the lobes of their brain can be seen working together to create a powerful emotional experience. "When we looked at [subjects'] brain scans, instead of the frontal lobes going up, the frontal lobes actually went down [in blood flow]. Which makes sense in the context of what they are describing is happening to them" - Dr. Andrew Newberg, a neuroscientist and author of 'Why We Believe What We Believe.'

So people, let's think about it. And imagine the activities that are taking place in the area at the back of our skull i.e. the parietal lobe, because Newberg says, "it's involved in that feeling of becoming part of something greater than oneself." 

In a nutshell, brains are by default, religious.

Wallahu a'lam.

p/s Because we are Muslims, we are believers, we say this and that but in the end we often mention the Creator by saying Wallahu a'lam or we say Bismillah upfront. These phrases connect us to that Being which is greater than ourselves. Allahu Akbar!

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