Edward Justin Modestino <ejmodest at sas.upenn.edu> sayeth
> This is a neuroscience newsgroup designed to allow neuroscientists and
> enthusiasts to pool resources, share information, network and get
> from fellow neuroscientists. This is not a newsgroup to discuss religion
> and philosophical arguments that are not directly related to
> Bioethics, religion, philosophy and several cult followings have their
> newsgroups, chat sites and web postings....
Posting off topic is commonplace on Usenet. Unfortunate, but not worth the
time or elevated blood pressure to combat. If it could be combatted.
> ...neuroscience. Their behavior is pathological. Perhaps we could discuss
> theoretical neurobiology and their personal brain chemistry. Perhaps
> have excessive dopamine and serotonin in a certain pathways in their
> brains. This is relevant to neuroscience....
Interesting idea. The etiology of religious fanaticism and internet
trolling. Sounds like there's a graduate thesis in there somewhere.
In the meantime, all you can do is ignore off-topic threads. Berating and
bemoaning are ineffective and counterproductive. Very much in the spirit
of Usenet, however.