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    #3525957 - 12/21/04 12:34 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Read the portion at the end regarding John Sharon's experiences.  Disucss.  :laugh:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/transcripts/2812mind.html


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Re: Plz read [Re: GnuBobo]
    #3526003 - 12/21/04 12:43 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I saw that Nova show, very interesting. His seizures seem to have some resemblance to an intense psychedelic experience, from his love of everything, to his extreme highs and lows during it, and his feeling of mystical forces, such as him being God. Neurologically, there would seem to be some connections. Perhaps by studying seizures we can get a look into how the psychedelic experience works, and understand the mystical part of the mind much better.


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Re: Plz read [Re: Ravus]
    #3526339 - 12/21/04 02:25 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I've also wondered about the God circuit idea. And the addiction circuit.
And the ability to psychologically affect physical brain connections.

Too much to say.


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Re: Plz read [Re: Sclorch]
    #3529655 - 12/22/04 12:32 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Did no one else in S&P find this reading intriguing?


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Re: Plz read [Re: Sclorch]
    #3532730 - 12/22/04 07:56 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Guess no.  It makes sense in an evolutionary perspective to have an inclination toward believing in a god.  It makes me think the mystics who had spontaneous visions in the past were just getting their circuits lit up. 
Then again, you could look at it in another way: You're equipped with this array of nerves/circuitry in order to commune with beings that are on another plane of existence.  Sort of like looking at the world through infrared goggles.  :shrug:
I thought the program was fascinating.


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Re: Plz read [Re: GnuBobo]
    #3551203 - 12/28/04 01:59 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Bump.
Just coz I wanna. I'd be interested to hear others' opinions on a god circuit or someone who spontaneously finds debilitating oneness with a grain of sand on a beach of trillions of grains of sands.


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Re: Plz read [Re: GnuBobo]
    #3551690 - 12/28/04 05:32 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

i just got through reading that transcript, awesome article. the entire article was great but the part about temporal lobe ceisures with John Sharon was insane. It makes a lot of sense to me... when you trip on acid or mushrooms for example, you start getting all these philosophical ideas, some people have religious experiences etc... well it makes sense because its like acid and shrooms gives you that "mental earthquake" they were speaking of and you start piecing things back together.

Even more interesting i noticed was how this could explain religion as a sort of evolved thing for us humans, to keep society running as a whole. for some reason it just makes me picture one of those ant farms and the little ants running around harvesting shit and in their mind they are probably thinkin , or feeling its for the overall good. i notice so many similarities between human beings and animals i find it hilarious when people say evolution is just a theory and God created all of us.


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