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[3]: Comment by KLU9
by lucas_maximus on Fri 20th May 2011 08:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by KLU9"
lucas_maximus
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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[4]: Comment by KLU9
by WereCatf on Fri 20th May 2011 10:27 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by KLU9"
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2006-02-15

Atheism is that the person believes that there are NO supernatural forces whatsoever, agnostism is that the person doesn't currently believe in any specific supernatural force but doesn't deny the possibility of such existing. I don't see how you can be "between those two" because they're quite clear about the distinction and are mutually exclusive.

I personally am agnostic: I don't believe in any specific supernatural being or force, ghosts, spirits or anything the like, but I don't deny the possibility of such existing even without my knowledge of them.

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RE[5]: Comment by KLU9
by lucas_maximus on Fri 20th May 2011 18:54 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by KLU9"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Not believing in supernatural forces usually means that you base your beliefs and opinions on repeatable scientific facts. I see them as opposite sides of the same coin.

When I say that I am somewhere between Atheism and Agnostic, I quite firm enough that these things don't exist. However I not arrogant enough to say it with 110% conviction.

Edited 2011-05-20 19:03 UTC

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