Thursday, December 22, 2011
In Gods We Trust: The Evolutionary Landscape of Religion - Scott Atran
"In Gods We Trust is by far the best exploration so far of the evolutionary basis of religious behavior."
—James Fox, Prof of Anthropology, Stanford University
How do we explain the cultural hold of religion throuhout history? Why are supernatural concepts culturally universal? What do biology, psychology, anthropolog, and cognitive neuroscience have to tell us about the religios differences and similarities among different cultural groups? How is it that religious explanations of natural phenomena have had a greater hold on our collective imagination than most political, economic, and scientific accounts?
In this groundbreaking and highly interdisciplinary book, Scott Atran addresses these questions and more as he attempts to map the evolutionary landscape of religion. From the book
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