Why We Believe in Gods
A concise guide to the science of faith
Andy Thomson and Clare Aukofer have recently published their groundbreaking book, Why We Believe in Gods. In it, they use cutting-edge psychology and neuroscience to explain how religious ideas and beliefs attempt to infiltrate your mind.
“One by one, the… components of religion—community worship, obedience to priestly authority, ritual—receive the Thomson treatment. Every point he makes has the ring of truth, abetted by a crisp style and vivid imagery. Andy Thomson is an outstandingly persuasive lecturer, and it shines through his writing. This short, punchy book will be swiftly read—and long remembered.”
—Foreword by Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion