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 - Pablo Flores - Goodreads
This is a complex, well-researched, well-rounded book about the mechanisms of what we call “religion”, or more to the point “religious thought”, which turns out to be what happens naturally when ... Read full review
Review: Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious ThoughtUser Review - Last Ranger - Goodreads
Hidden Pathways In the Mind: One thing that most humans have in common is a religion of one kind or another. If an unexplained event, good or bad, occurs in your life, then you can blame, or thank ... 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?
On Secularization: Towards a Revised General Theory
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