How We Believe: The Search for God in an Age of Science

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W.H. Freeman, 2000 - Religion - 302 pages
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This text explores what drives us to believe, to have faith, and to create and flock to religions the world over. Throughout, Michael Shermer is interested in the how and why rather than the right or wrong, proving or disproving. This analysis is designed for anyone, whether devout believer or devoted agnostic, spiritual searcher or armchair anthropologist.

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User Review  - Razinha - LibraryThing

I found this fascinating, as I have Shermer's other books. The amount of research he does is amazing. The statistics, while dated, are disturbing and if the election and reelection of George Bush is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Daniel.Estes - LibraryThing

In How We Believe, author and leading skeptic Michael Shermer comes at the question of why people of all cultures in all times tend to believe in a god by addressing the anthropology of how they got ... Read full review

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Michael Shermer is the director of the Skeptics Society and the host of the Skeptics Lecture Series at the California Institute of Technology. He teaches science, technology, and evolutionary thought in the Cultural Studies Program at Occidental College.

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