Research Finds Human Brain Recognizes the Existence of God
Researchers have uncovered scientific evidence that the human brain recognizes the existence of God.
Scientists have discovered that the reality of God is hardwired into the human brain — even by those who are not taught directly taught about Him — according to new research divulged by National Geographic.
Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation Executive Director Shaheen E. Lakhan, who holds numerous doctorate degrees, including an M.D. from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, contends that something that has been revealed by the Bible for millennia is now recognized by modern science.
“Psychologists and anthropologists deemed that children left to their own devices would have some conception of God,”Dr. Lakhan explains, according to Charisma News. “Some attribute this to our innate sense of detecting patterns in the world (as to discern predators or prey in nature), while others propagate the notion of a ‘supersense’ — or a cognitive tendency to infer hidden forces in the world working for good or ill.”
The Bible said it all along …
The former Harvard University professor argues something that will be discussed at a roundtable discussion slated to air on National Geographic — something that corroborates the teachings found in the New Testament.
“[W]hat may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities — his eternal power and divine nature — have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.” —Romans 1:19─20
The neuroscientist’s assertions support the work of Andrew Newberg, M.D., who is the director of research at the Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Medical College. Newberg is renowned for being a pioneer in the neuroscientific study of religious and spiritual experiences — a field also known as neurotheology.
After conducting numerous studies on the brain, Newberg has analyzed what actually takes place when a person prays or meditates.
“[After eight weeks of prayer], they had improvements of about 10 or 15 percent,” the neurosurgeon told NPR in an interview. “This is only after eight weeks at 12 minutes a day, so you can imagine what happens in people who are deeply religious and spiritual and are doing these practices for hours a day for years and years.”
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Michael F. Haverluck