Friday, December 9, 2011
The Religion Virus: Why We Believe in God - Craig James
"Like a selfish gene or a parasite, the religion virus catches a free ride in the minds of our species, infecting our history and culture. What Guns, Germs and Steel did for anthropology, this book does for faith. It puts the pieces together into a fascinating, coherent model that makes sense!"
—Dan Barker, President, Freedom From Religion Foundation
Why is religion so incredibly tenacious? Why do intelligent people believe the universe is only six thousand years old? How can so many people believe the Bible, written over two thousand years ago, is 100% accurate in every respect?
Using the powerful new science of cultural evolution called "memetics" -- how ideas spread and mutate as they move across society and down through history -- Craig James takes us on a fascinating tour of religion's peculiar and convoluted history. Amazon
P.S Thanks to Glenn for the link.
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