Contradictions: Neuroscience and Religion by José M. Musacchio

By José M. Musacchio

“Contradictions” is a basic curiosity e-book that exposes the incompatibility among renowned spiritual ideals and the medical view of human nature. It starts off with a survey of the evolution of religions and their carrying on with, frequently irrational, affects in sleek society. Then, in accordance with his lengthy event in neuroscience, the writer takes factor with Decartes concerning the duality of physique and soul. He offers case reports of sufferers with mind ailments and from those deduces that the soul, faraway from being separate and supernatural, isn't any kind of than our means of experiencing our brains ... and which correspondingly disintegrates after they do. Convincing medical findings and robust arguments concerning the universality of fact make this publication a daring contribution to the talk approximately trust and faith within the glossy world.

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However, the dual obligation of research and teaching created the need for a territorial demarcation. Moreover, they have personnel that have to be supervised and sometimes paid for by obtaining competitive research grants. Thus, academic departments are territories with a budget, which become symbols of the power of each departmental chairman, who tends to perpetuate the status quo by resisting any attempt to reorganize or to change the curriculum. This is why academic departments are generally reorganized only after the replacement of a chairperson.

There was an armed conflict between a religious sect, the Branch Davidians headed by David Koresh, and the Federal law enforcement agents, following a 7 week siege. The sect, which had a long history of apocalyptic predictions, separated from the Davidians Sect of the Seventh Day Adventists, who believe that Jesus’ Second Coming and the end of the world are near. The first prediction, by William Miller (1782–1849), was that Christ was returning on October 23, 1844. When Jesus did not show up, this led to much disappointment [15].

The myths and legends, in which different cultures believe, probably arose as much from human needs to predict the weather and the seasons as from questions about the Universe and the meaning of life and death. Myths have been defined in many ways, reflecting the points of view of the different professionals such as linguists, psychoanalysts, and anthropologists who made the definitions. Myths are stories with a plot, but they are highly symbolic, and have psychological, social, and religious implications.

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