Can We Be Good Without God?
I'm not sure if you've come across it, but there is an excellent new book out called Can We be Good Without God? by Dr. Robert Buckman.
Of particular interest is his discussion of recent neurological studies showing that a certain section of the brain, the right temporal lobe, may be responsible for theism in some people. Experiments showed that those people with particularly sensitive right temporal lobes were more likely to report things such as communication with God, being at one with God, feeling the presence of God, extrasensory experiences, etc. These people, obviously, were also more likely to report having stronger religious convictions and a greater willingness to act on those convictions than those people whose temporal lobe was not as sensitive.
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