The book did, however, prove to be a very interesting read.
Alper's, The God part of the Brain, has some excellent insights that have really cleared up some questions I had in regards to human religiosity.
Perhaps they were compensated for reading the book and didn't have time to actually dig in and find out there was nothing at the bottom.
I read this in highschool and it served as an inspiring start to my career as a biologist.Published 6 months ago by Jonathan Patrick Rice
An amazing book! Fully explains the psychology behind belief as well as scientifically explaining peoples "spiritual" experiences to be nothing more than a evolutionary... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Tyler
Disappointing to this atheist. Provocative theory not backed up by any research. Repetitve language and anecdotal references akin to self-help or New Age writings. Read morePublished 6 months ago by w brady williams
His message is clear and makes for some very interesting reading. The brain is certainly involved with the intellectual preservation of our species but it is left up to the reader... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Frederick Kolesar
Mr. Alper draws on many other peoples work to demonstrate his conjecture that religiosity and spirituality are organic, inherited traits. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Diane of Auburn
Matthew Alper defines the connection between human thought and a need for spirituality in an inclusive and amazing intelligent simplicity. I treasure this book. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Julie Constable
This book is easily the most important piece of writing I've ever read. In a perfect world, it would be required reading in every discipline--- Mr. Read morePublished 13 months ago by judy laurens
Good explanation of the reasons why people operate as they do. The why they do these things was and really cannot be complete at this stage of our knowledge. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Dave Lackstrom