Linked by David Adams on Thu 19th May 2011 17:41 UTC, submitted by Hans Otten
Apple Well, this will come as no surprise to OSNews readers, but as outlined in a recent BBC documentary, UK neuroscientists have studied brain scans of hard-core Apple fans and have found that their mental reactions to Apple imagery are quite similar to scans of religious devotees' brains when shown images of their iconography. The DigitalTrends article summarizing the finding singles out Apple users, but I think we all know that, RDF aside, this is not an Apple-only phenomenon.
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RE: Comment by KLU9
by Kroc on Thu 19th May 2011 20:44 UTC in reply to "Comment by KLU9"
Kroc
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2005-11-10

…the new religion.

What this study has shown is that a human nature exists that presents itself in different people under different guises, be it idolism of a company, or of a religious dogma, or the rejection of religion. People can be religious about atheism.

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RE[2]: Comment by KLU9
by Murrell on Thu 19th May 2011 23:11 in reply to "RE: Comment by KLU9"
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2006-01-04

Yes, I believe that was the joke.

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RE[2]: Comment by KLU9
by Nth_Man on Fri 20th May 2011 02:48 in reply to "RE: Comment by KLU9"
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2010-05-16

People can be religious about atheism.

Yes, that original commenter thinks that he knows what will happen when his body is dead. Also he thinks that some things are wrong and some are right. He has a religion, he has also chosen, even if he says that he does not have a religion.

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RE[3]: Comment by KLU9
by lucas_maximus on Fri 20th May 2011 08:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by KLU9"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Atheism is not a belief.

It is the idea of following the scientific method, which is a methodology and not a belief.

The only difference between being agnostic and being atheist is the certainty between the two.

I don't consider myself Athiest or Agnostic ... but somewhere between the two.

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RE[3]: Comment by KLU9
by james_gnz on Tue 24th May 2011 11:05 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by KLU9"
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2006-02-16

Yes, that original commenter thinks that he knows what will happen when his body is dead. Also he thinks that some things are wrong and some are right. He has a religion, he has also chosen, even if he says that he does not have a religion.
I think I know whether or not pixies exist. And I think I'm right about it. Does this make me religious? I'm not sure about your definition.

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