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1 posted on 11/13/2004 7:47:12 PM PST by Former Military Chick
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"...an American molecular geneticist has concluded that a person's capacity to believe in God is linked to brain chemicals."

Hmmmmmmm. And all this time I thought it was faith?

I guess I still do.

2 posted on 11/13/2004 7:48:34 PM PST by CWOJackson
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To: Former Military Chick

Goofy Crap!


3 posted on 11/13/2004 7:49:37 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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Bull.


4 posted on 11/13/2004 7:50:01 PM PST by Delphinium
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So does that mean there is an atheist gene too? And what about people who are atheists and later in life become religious? Does this mean they underwent a genetic change? Inquiring minds want to know.


5 posted on 11/13/2004 7:50:25 PM PST by speedy
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To: Former Military Chick

At least this would explain how people believe in crack pot theories outside the mainstream or even rational. They have a hard-wired need to believe.


6 posted on 11/13/2004 7:50:32 PM PST by durasell (Friends are so alarming, My lover's never charming...)
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To: Former Military Chick; little jeremiah; scripter

ping


7 posted on 11/13/2004 7:51:08 PM PST by farmfriend ( In Essentials, Unity...In Non-Essentials, Liberty...In All Things, Charity.)
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ehhh I have gas....


8 posted on 11/13/2004 7:51:16 PM PST by PhotoFixer3
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BTTT


9 posted on 11/13/2004 7:51:25 PM PST by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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WTF?


10 posted on 11/13/2004 7:51:56 PM PST by TommyDale
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"Buddha, Mohammed and Jesus all shared a series of mystical experiences or alterations in consciousness and thus probably carried the gene," he said.

He forgot the Q.E.D. between the phrases. Or, is that why he used 'thus'?
12 posted on 11/13/2004 7:52:11 PM PST by Mike Fieschko (Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away?)
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To: Former Military Chick

It's amazing the extremes some will go to justify a lifestyle.


13 posted on 11/13/2004 7:52:23 PM PST by Right in Wisconsin
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Bunk. But can we use it to get special rights? :)


14 posted on 11/13/2004 7:52:24 PM PST by Grig
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Is Sexual Orientation Fixed at Birth?

"..(1) From Dr. Dean Hamer, the "gay gene" researcher, and himself a gay man:

"Genes are hardware...the data of life's experiences are processed through the sexual software into the circuits of identity. I suspect the sexual software is a mixture of both genes and environment, in much the same way the software of a computer is a mixture of what's installed at the factory and what's added by the user." .."

15 posted on 11/13/2004 7:52:25 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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Oh, brother. One more kooky theory from the same guy who brought us the gay gene. I think he's got some kind of gene that gives him a stubborn ability to come to bizarre conclusions based on flimsy evidence. He needs a transfusion of common sense.


16 posted on 11/13/2004 7:53:32 PM PST by jim35 (I'll bet Dasshole is Deeply Saddened now!!!)
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Simple pedigree studies - conducted for centuries past - would have shown this by now if it were true.


17 posted on 11/13/2004 7:53:42 PM PST by SteveMcKing
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It sounds to me as if there are some people who are making science into a religion.


18 posted on 11/13/2004 7:54:24 PM PST by Paul Atreides
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Why does the liberal media give credence to junk science and reports from unknown leftist groups while ignoring real studies and reports from established conservative thinktanks?


21 posted on 11/13/2004 7:55:22 PM PST by GeronL (http://images7.fotki.com/v125/photos/2/215708/780411/reow-vi.jpg?1100155138)
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...an American molecular geneticist has concluded that a person's capacity to believe in God is linked to brain chemicals.

So God has been wrong all along to require belief as a condition of salvation!
Hope this molecular genetiscist is there to defend unbelievers on Judgement Day.

22 posted on 11/13/2004 7:55:41 PM PST by Jorge
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I love how these "scientists" love to talk conclusively about CORRELATIONS. And, their correlations are often arrived at through shoddy, incredibly misleading statistical analyses to boot. There is no causation in this science. There is no control. Yet, its treated as though it were conclusive.


23 posted on 11/13/2004 7:56:42 PM PST by wolf24
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"The higher their score, the greater a person's ability to believe in a greater spiritual force"

That's not the same as having Spiritual knowledge. Anyone can sit under the stars and say, 'Gee, I'm a part of the universe.'

27 posted on 11/13/2004 7:57:30 PM PST by Eastbound ("Neither a Scrooge nor a Patsy be")
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