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Why We Believe In God(s) provides a brief and accessible guide to the exciting new discoveries that allow us to finally understand why and how the human mind generates, accepts, and spreads religious beliefs.
J. Anderson Andy Thomson, Jr., MD, is a staff psychiatrist at the University of Virginia's Student Health Center and Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy, and maintains a private practice of adult and forensic psychiatry. He serves as a trustee of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. Clare Aukofer is a medical writer who has collaborated with Dr. Thomson on several projects.
Table of Contents
In the Beginning Was the Word: Our Propensity to Believe
In the Image and Likeness: Evolution 101
Our Daily Bread: Craving a Caretaker
All That Is Seen and Unseen: Conceiving Souls
Because the Bible Tells Me So: Believing in the Invisible
And Deliver Us from Evil: Anthropomorphizing God(s)
Thy Will Be Done: Submitting to the Law of God(s)
Wherever Two or More of You Are Gathered: Harnessing Brain Chemistry through Ritual
Oh Ye of Little Faith: Discovering the Physical Evidence of God(s) as By-product
Lest Ye Be Judged: Educating Our Minds
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