Thursday, October 11, 2007

Searching for God in the Brain

The October issue of Scientific American has an article titled Searching for God in the Brain. I'll be honest and admit that I haven't read it yet and so I cannot comment on whether there is anything new in there, but no doubt it will be interesting reading and hopefully it will be a little more careful than some things they have published in the past: ;)

"That the automobile has practically reached the limit of its development is suggested by the fact that during the past year no improvements of a radical nature have been introduced."
Scientific American, Jan. 2 edition, 1909.

"... too far-fetched to be considered."
Editor of Scientific American, in a letter to Robert Goddard about Goddard's idea of a rocket-accelerated airplane bomb, 1940 (German V2 missiles came down on London 3 years later).

(I like SciAm - been reading it for years.)

I saw nothing in the article about the God Helmet (wikipedia) in a quick scan, but maybe it's there somewhere. If you can't be bothered to read wikipedia here's a great video on the god helmet.

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1 comment:

Tommy said...

I subscribed to Scientific American earlier this year and enjoy it very much.

I never did well in science in school, and because I invariably end up getting into debates with theists about evolution, I felt I should focus on improving by scientific literacy.