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Science and Religion: The Story So Far

I started http://www.scienceandreligion.com in the mid-nineties when nobody was interested in such an esoteric URL.  Regardless of belief in divinity, new research shows the biological benefit of spiritual practices, and has overturned long-held beliefs about genetics, the brain, and even … Continue reading

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The Biochemistry of Spirituality: Brain Hygiene

This little fellow is generating a lot of interest recently: Researcher Paul Zak, a professor of economics and director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies at Claremont Graduate University in California, has shown that subjects who inhaled oxytocin gave away … Continue reading

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