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Why We Believe in God(s)

A Concise Guide to the Science of Faith
Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Biology
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In this groundbreaking volume, J. Anderson Thomson, Jr., MD, with Clare Aukofer, offers a succinct yet comprehensive study of how and why the human mind generates religious belief. Dr. Thomson, a highly respected practicing psychiatrist with credentials in forensic psychiatry and evolutionary psychology, methodically investigates the components and causes of religious belief in the same way any scientist would investigate the movement of astronomical bodies or the evolution of life over time-that is, as a purely natural phenomenon. Providing compelling evidence from psychology, the cognitive neurosciences, and related fields, he, with Ms. Aukofer, presents an easily accessible and exceptionally convincing case that god(s) were created by man - not vice versa. With this slim volume, Dr. Thomson establishes himself as a must-listen thinker and leading voice on the primacy of reason and science over superstition and religion.

©2011 J. Anderson Thomson, Jr., MD and Clare Aukofer (P)2015 Pitchstone Publishing

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The sound quality is not at the top of thespectrum

The sound wasn't very good, however it made up for it in quality of product

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  • Bret D. McIntyre
  • 13-11-2015

Cuts to the Quick

What did you love best about Why We Believe in God(s)?

After reading Hitchens, Dawkins, Harris, Dennett, and others, I happened upon this book. Taking a hard look at WHY people sense their faith is "right" and breaking it down into it's component parts is the ONLY way to surely get to the heart of the religion debate.

If you only read one book about religion, this should be it. This book should be in every hotel room right next to the darned Holy Bible.

What other book might you compare Why We Believe in God(s) to and why?

Any holy book in the world is longer than this book ... but not smarter.

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  • Adam
  • 04-02-2016

Wonderful book

The book provides an easy to understand and thought provoking insight into the by product theory of religious beliefs

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  • Dustin
  • 08-02-2020

good book. but.

I enjoyed the information in the book. but the womans voice is almost unbearable. I made it through because I decided three hours isnt too long. I almost second guessed myself a time or two. it's a scratchy, shrill sound.

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  • anonymous
  • 08-11-2019

Narrating is unclear for me

I had a hard time understanding/hearing some words from narrater. Some words seemed to less pronounced and those words tended to be important to the sentence.

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  • jordan
  • 01-05-2017

Recommended

I found the information and how it was all worded to be very well done, although the narrators could've shown a bit more energy when narrating it.

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  • Mrodgers69
  • 23-09-2015

Should be part of every high school curriculum.

I loved it. I am always baffled as to why, with all the science available, people still cling to primitive beliefs. I understand more now after listening to this book.

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  • Ben
  • 30-03-2017

The best book ever

Narration could be just a little bit more animated. Great book and really well researched