The Origins of Mormon Polygamy—and Its Spiritual Loophole

Polygamy has been denounced by the Mormon church for more than 100 years. So why does the stereotype persist?

Brides on the warpath in Zoetermeer. Photo by Zoetnet on Flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/zoetnet)

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Scientists find religion triggers same area of brain as sex, drugs and love

Researchers scan the brains of people having strong spiritual experiences.

Religious and spiritual experiences have profound effects on many people around the world. A new study from a team of neuroscientists shows that what they feel is caused by activating the brain's reward circuits that control our ability to feel pleasure. It's the part of the brain associated with sex, drugs, music as well as love.

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