By José M. Musacchio

ISBN-10: 3642271979

ISBN-13: 9783642271977

ISBN-10: 3642271987

ISBN-13: 9783642271984

“Contradictions” is a basic curiosity e-book that exposes the incompatibility among well known non secular ideals and the medical view of human nature. It starts with a survey of the evolution of religions and their carrying on with, usually irrational, impacts in sleek society. Then, in line with his lengthy event in neuroscience, the writer takes factor with Decartes concerning the duality of physique and soul. He offers case experiences of sufferers with mind ailments and from those deduces that the soul, faraway from being separate and supernatural, is not any kind of than our means of experiencing our brains ... and which correspondingly disintegrates after they do. Convincing medical findings and strong arguments in regards to the universality of fact make this e-book a daring contribution to the controversy approximately trust and faith within the glossy world.

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References 1. Atkinson QD. Phonemic diversity supports a serial founder effect model of language expansion from Africa. Science 2011;332(6027):346–349. 2. Adler JM. Truth in Religion. The plurality of religions and the unity of truth. 1st. edn. ; 1990. 3. de Unamuno M. The Tragic Sense of Lie in Men and Nations. First Princeton Paperback edn. Princeton: Princeton University Press; 1977. 4. Snyder SH. Seeking god in the brain – efforts to localize higher brain functions. N Engl J Med 2008;358(1):6–7.

The members of the cult could not be judged as delusional, because religious beliefs are protected by the American Constitution. The New Religious Movements are only judged by their results, and not by the delusional beliefs of their members. It is important to remember that not even the most grossly ridiculous religious beliefs are considered delusional because of a loophole in the official definition of delusion that is in compliance with the constitution [13]. Faith does not have any truthful cognitive value because it cannot distinguish objectively between true and false, and cannot distinguish religious extremism from moderation.

Lancet 2000;355(9202):460–463. 2 The contradictions and consequences of religious beliefs Summary Humans have assumed for thousands of years that they have a spirit or soul that will survive the body after death. These beliefs gave rise to countless religions that developed in different directions and led eventually to Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, and many minor religions. Hinduism and Buddhism, however, could be better described as a mixture of philosophy and religion. All religions are based on faith, so not surprisingly they evolve in different directions and originate countless branches and subdivisions.

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