Tutankhamun died aged just 18 (Image: Kenneth Garrett/National Geographic Stock)
posted on 09/10/2012 6:16:27 PM PDT
"The exact timing of Akhenaten's religious conviction is not so clearly documented, and most cases of sudden religious conversion are not due to epilepsy," he says. "Monotheism could be related to epilepsy, or bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia, or drug intoxication from a fungus - but this paper does not sway me to any of these options." Markel agrees: "Do we know that a seizure led to monotheism? It's a nice idea, but we don't know," he says. "It's a very interesting hypothesis, but it's just that - there's no definite proof."
In other words, "never mind."
posted on 09/10/2012 6:23:44 PM PDT
by Alex Murphy
(At the end of the day, you have to worship the god who can set you on fire.)
I should think that the most obvious cause of physical disorders and early deaths would have been the custom of royal incest among the pharoahs. Inbreeding usually causes health problems after a while.
That’s a separate issue from the idea that it would take some sort of illness to bring on the concept of monotheism. Perhaps the scientists who posit this are themselves suffering from some sort of mental disorder.
posted on 09/10/2012 6:30:51 PM PDT
posted on 09/10/2012 6:50:41 PM PDT
( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
Did they use the “bro” or the “manzier”?
posted on 09/10/2012 6:51:03 PM PDT
(If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
He gave his life for tourism.
posted on 09/10/2012 7:01:27 PM PDT
(I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
Interesting that, to these scientists, the only conceivable reason for monotheism is a mental disorder of some sort.
posted on 09/10/2012 7:35:41 PM PDT
by La Lydia
We drove to New Orleans and stood in line for 7 hours to see the magnificent treasures of the King Tut traveling exhibit brought to America by the Exxon Corporation
I’ll never get over it. Awesome craftsmanship. Wonderful stuff
posted on 09/11/2012 4:38:23 AM PDT
((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
temporal lobe epilepsy can lead to visions, but the few patients I’ve treated with the disease weren’t feminine looking, and his linkage of the problems don’t make sense.
And the latest autopsy suggested that Tut died after he had a compound fracture of the femur, in an area that suggested he crashed his chariott and was thrown forward and his thigh hit the front of the chariott...the fracture had started to heal suggesting it was the infection that actually killed him.
posted on 09/11/2012 8:06:45 AM PDT
I’m gonna tell you one thing, kid:
Immanuel Velikovsky’s “Oedipus and Akhnaton”
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