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"This book about the evolutionary drivers of religiosity would have delighted [Darwin].... One by one the components of religion receive the Thomson treatment. Every point he makes has the ring of truth, abetted by a crisp style and vivid imagery. Andy Thomson is an outstandingly persuasive lecturer, and it shines through his writing. This short, punchy book will be swiftly read—and long remembered."
—Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion, from the foreword of Why We Believe in God(s)
"Andy Thomson, with Clare Aukofer, has written a wonderfully concise introduction to our growing scientific understanding of religion. If you would like to learn, in the span of an hour, why we have every reason to believe that God is man-made—this is the book to read."
—Sam Harris, author of the New York Times best sellers The Moral Landscape, Letter to a Christian Nation, and The End of Faith
A well written, accessible book for the masses.
This book gives you all the basic on the psychology of religions but as the title suggest, this is a CONCISE introduction to the science of faith.
Thomson is able to explain complex brain physiology in everyday terms; he gives wonderful examples of how we process things from daily lives.
This is an excellent--and as the title says "concise" -- treatise on a relatively new field: the scientific examination of the phenomenon of religion as a creation of man,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Russ Heitz
Several things I never thought about. This book has helped solidify my lack of faith in a god. I wish there was a God, but now I know that this is a product of the way our... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nick Tanner
Good short read, but if you want greater detail into the subject, you will want to read more.Published 1 month ago by Valley Road Farm
A concise exploration into the human brain and how we are hard wired to see that which is not there and why.Published 2 months ago by Bruce R. Martin Jr.
This little book is a true gem. In a precise and concise writing style, Dr. Thomson has summarised the brain and social research that convincingly explains, for those who wish to... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Robert J Thompson
Here we have a good view of what the brain does and doesn't do. Maybe one day we will adapt to the loving creatures we really are. Peace
and science go good together.
Combine this with 'The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind' by Julian Jaynes. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bryce Kaspar