Speaking in Tongues

8 11 2006

The New York Times reports on a new study of the brains of people who ‘speak in tongues’. 

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania took brain images of five women while they spoke in tongues and found that their frontal lobes — the thinking, willful part of the brain through which people control what they do — were relatively quiet, as were the language centers. The regions involved in maintaining self-consciousness were active. The women were not in blind trances, and it was unclear which region was driving the behavior.

Which just proves what I’ve been saying all along – that the thinking, willful part of the brain of evangelicals doesn’t work.

It is also important to note that one of the co-authors of the study is herself an evangelical christian.




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14 11 2006

Here is a slightly related gift giving idea for the holiday season.


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