"What was good enough 200,000 years ago no longer works very well. Davis makes his case with illuminating examples from everyday life. Caveman Logic
is written with wit, humor and compassion. A must-read
for those searching beyond superstition and fear to understand our place in the universe." --Prof. Harry M.B. Hurwitz
, Director, The Lessing Institute
"Hank Davis does a terrific job in helping readers understand how ways of thinking that were both reasonable and advantageous in caveman days become illogical - and potentially destructive - when they are overextended to modern times. A stimulating, thought-provoking book!
" --Madeleine Van Hecke
, author of Blind Spots: Why Smart People Do Dumb Things
"Why do we humans suffer from delusions such as those of religion? Davis gives the best explanation yet
. Our brains are still the same as our Pleistocene ancestors whose survival was enhanced by seeing dangers even when they were none there. By critical thinking we can rid ourselves of these no longer needed survival tools." --Victor J. Stenger
, author of the New York Times
bestseller God: The Failed Hypothesis
About the Author
Hank Davis (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) is an award-winning professor of psychology who teaches at the University of Guelph. He is the author of several books on behavioral science and popular culture and more than one hundred scientific papers.