The selective advantage of God

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The selective advantage of God

Post by javaxcore » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:03 pm

I have been thinking of this for a while and watching a certain video featuring Robert Sapolsky has prompted me to ask on here whether there is any literature regarding the possibility of humans with temporal lobe epilepsy having some sort of advantage over people without through their religious tendencies being attractive toward other religious people.

This is far-fetched i know but so many things in the biological and sexually selective world are also impossible seeming and are things which you couldn't really guess would happen if you hadn't already seen ie.kin selection.

I was just wondering whether anyone on here has done or heard any studies or research into the possibilty of this arising naturally.

Please discuss this and enlighten me thanks for reading.


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Post by animartco » Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:09 pm

Hi Javaxcore. Not sure what you are getting at here. I haven't seen the video. But are you talking about things like 'speaking in tongues'? Many of the sorts of religions that put people into trances around the globe are ethnically related. But not all. It is possible apparently, for anyone to go into a trance by hyperventilation. Haven't tried it myself. It can cause minor brain damage and can lead to fitting in people who are susceptible.
In more primitive societies, people who react in this way to hyperventilation are often held in high esteem.
Does this answer your question?
It is a completely different thing to being psychic. In all societies, including ours, people who claim to be in touch with a higher spirituality are envied and listened to by quite a large section of the population. There may be a slight link with epilepsy here but I think it's very tenuous.

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Post by wildfunguy » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:25 pm ... Experience

It says they also have less response to sexually arousing words.
Maybe it's just cultural.

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