Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Thought
Many of our questions about religion, says renowned anthropologist Pascal Boyer, are no longer mysteries. We are beginning to know how to answer questions such as "Why do people have religion?" Using findings from anthropology, cognitive science, linguistics, and evolutionary biology, Religion Explained shows how this aspect of human consciousness is increasingly admissible to coherent, naturalistic explanation. This brilliant and controversial book gives readers the first scientific explanation for what religious feeling is really about, what it consists of, and where it comes from.
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Review: Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious ThoughtUser Review - John D'Alessandro - Goodreads
Information: From the little I know, and the reviews I read, this seems to be an up to date account of religion from a cognitive psychology and evolutionary biology standpoint. From my own reading, I ... Read full review
Review: Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious ThoughtUser Review - Mark - Goodreads
I now have a better idea of what makes "us" tick. To quote a paraphrase from the book:philosopher Robert McCauley states, science is every bit as "unnatural" to the human mind as religion is "natural." Read full review
WHAT IS THE ORIGIN?
WHAT SUPERNATURAL CONCEPTS ARE LIKE
THE KIND OF MIND IT TAKES
WHY GODS AND SPIRITS?
WHY DO GODS AND SPIRITS MATTER?
WHY IS RELIGION ABOUT DEATH?
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