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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.
I've long wondered why intelligent people can have such irrational religious beliefs, and after reading this book I now have a better understanding.
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.
This book, I believe, is an impressive summary into the rationale behind religion. I recommend it to anyone and everyone.Published 1 month ago by Aeka Abdullah
Good read with a lot of information on why people are predisposed to believe in God(s). Would recommend it to skeptics and non skeptics like.Published 3 months ago by Stuart L.
What a silly question... and what a silly book. All that writing for nothing.
We believe because it is the TRUTH. Read more
I do believe that modern science (with all its theories, evolution included) can be a strong base for faith, not the opposite. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Corrado Ghinamo
... the rest of the book was, largely, overly repetitious, and could have been but a short article. In my view, after the superb first chapter, the book was largely a waste of... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ralph Adam Fine
Dr. Thompson, behind a tremendously beautiful and awespiring cover photo, presents clear and IMHO irrefutable arguments for his thesis that religion and gods are (now not very... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ullrich Fischer
A truely great book ! Easy to read and some what easy to understand. Everyone should READ it, regardless of their beliefs or non beliefs.Published 9 months ago by ToNe OaKs
Very readable and concisely presented, Dr. Thomson lays bare the secrets of human behavior as related to the whys and wherefores of religion. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Wally Nichols
In a short but thorough book, Thompson makes the very compelling case that the tendency towards belief in a deity or deities is a biological phenomenon, crafted by millennia of... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Peter Venetoklis