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Ethical Brain: Chapter 9

#21: Oct. - Dec. 2005 (Non-Fiction)
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Re: Ch. 9 - The Believing Brain

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The next-to-last paragraph of the chapter starts with this:Quote:At one level, if one knows the science, one can barely listen to the evening news about what people live or die for in the name of religious beliefs.And here's the first sentence of the last paragraph:Quote:The tension felt in the modern world between those who look at the confluence of neuroscientific data, historical data, and other information illuminating our past and those who simply accept received wisdom as their guide in life is real and profound.In other words, scientists understand the real world while religious believers are out of touch. While he doesn't say so explicitly, his dismissive attitude towards religion is apparent.
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