I wanted to share this with you
. A new study shows that the brain shuts down when someone experiences transcendence. Well, the right parietal lobe, to be exact. That part of the brain also helps with the ability to do math. So that might explain why religious folks have trouble with the difference between 4.5 Billion years and 6,000 years. LOL!
EDIT: the study that shows that the same area of the brain, the right parietal lobe, is also responsible for troubles in math (dyscalculalia) is here: Finding Math Hard? Blame Your Right Parietal Lobe