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Originally posted by boondock-saint
pure horse manure
it's just an intimidation factor
against those who are believers.
but maybe I could use this manure
to fertilize the crops this spring.
Originally posted by Golithion
reply to post by madnessinmysoul
So how much salt do you intake in a day? How much coffee should I drink in a day? How much caffeine is bad for you oh wait is it good for you? How about chocolate? How about sugar is that bad for you oh wait it's good for you in certain amounts?
Why do people eat?
Give me a break science is not based on studies like this,
you want to find out why brain's shrink during Alzheimer and why there are seizures go for it.
You tell me how they determined that a living human being's brain shrunk because of a belief?
Edit to add this little tid bit from the article itself, There may be more factors responsible for the correlation," she said of the study published on March 30 in "PLoS One," a peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication."
That alone say's it all.
Originally posted by madnessinmysoul
reply to post by NOTurTypical
Or maybe you could try reading the article and the study. But that would be too much work, wouldn't it? Hell, appealing to ridicule is just so much easier!
Originally posted by TheOneElectric
Some posters put up a slightly valid argument against but other posters who are angry with the study I see...
Originally posted by ldyserenity
reply to post by mkkkay
I have only one thing to say about this.
Who needed a study to know that?
Why do one anyway? They'll just deny it is accurate and say it's discriminatory...so on and so on!
Participants, all 58 or OLDER , were initially recruited fo a larger study on the effects of depression in the elderly. That study is ongoing. For this study, researchers ruled out depression or lack of social support as reasons for the smaller brain size, or hippocampal atrophy. The hippocampus is an area buried deep in the brain that helps regulate emotion and memory. Atrophy or shrinkage in this region of the brain has long been linked to mental health problems such as depression, dementia and Alzheimer's disease. So why would born-again Protestants, Catholics and those with no religious affiliation have a smaller hippocampus? Researchers speculate it may have something to do with the stress of belonging to a minority group. Chronic stress floods the brain with hormones that, over time, may damage the hippocampus.