It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
(visit the link for the full news article)
Souls, spirits, ghosts, gods, demons, angels, aliens, intelligent designers, government conspirators, and all manner of invisible agents with power and intention are believed to haunt our world and control our lives. Why?
There is now substantial evidence from cognitive neuroscience that humans readily find patterns and impart agency to them, well documented in the new book SuperSense (HarperOne, 2009) by University of Bristol psychologist Bruce Hood.
“Many highly educated and intelligent individuals experience a powerful sense that there are patterns, forces, energies and entities operating in the world,” Hood explains. “More important, such experiences are not substantiated by a body of reliable evidence, which is why they are supernatural and unscientific. The inclination or sense that they may be real is our supersense.”
We are natural-born supernaturalists.
Originally posted by Memysabu
The guy couldnt be more off. Supernatural? Are you kidding me? Maybe metaphysical but supernatural? Kinda dumb, he must not be educated or he thinks people who goto church are educated I dunno which one.
Originally posted by Frankidealist35
I don't think they control everything. That's a stretch. But they sure do control a whole lot of things.
Originally posted by ewokdisco
the author wont be saying 'and these people are right to believe this'. he will be looking for neurons and such to explain [away] the thoughts and feelings of people who think such things. check what dan ackroyd has to say on this in his ufo doc.
Originally posted by Schaden
The agents aren't invisible. Many belong to the Bilderberg Group. It's no secret a tiny elite in society own most of the world's wealth. Sociologists call it economic stratification. Senator Richard Durbin speaking in Washington DC recently said, "The banks, they own this place."
The civic govt they teach in 4th grade died in this country long before we were born.
Agenticity carries us far beyond the spirit world. The Intelligent Designer is said to be an invisible agent who created life from the top down. Aliens are often portrayed as powerful beings coming down from on high to warn us of our impending self-destruction. Conspiracy theories predictably include hidden agents at work behind the scenes, puppet masters pulling political and economic strings as we dance to the tune of the Bilderbergers, the Roth schilds, the Rockefellers or the Illuminati. Even the belief that government can impose top-down measures to rescue the economy is a form of agenticity, with President Barack Obama being touted as “the one” with almost messianic powers who will save us.