J. R. Molloy forwarded:
>Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Thought
>by Pascal Boyer
>Unlike other books offering "scientific" explanations for religion, this one
>actually details the common strands running through spiritual concepts and
>feelings, rather than using science to simply explain away religion. Employing
>the latest findings of evolutionary psychology and cognitive science, Boyer
>shows why religious ideas make sense to humans and explains just which ideas
>Format: Hardcover, 300pp.
>Publisher: Basic Books
>Pub. Date: May 2001
I started this book yesterday, am 91 pages into it now, and it is WONDERFUL!
Up there with the best books I've ever read. More when I've finished it.
Robin Hanson email@example.com http://hanson.gmu.edu
Asst. Prof. Economics, George Mason University
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