Religion Explained

The Human Instincts That Fashion Gods, Spirits and Ancestors

Why are there religious beliefs in all cultures? Do they have features in common and why does religion persist in the face of science? Pascal Boyer shows how experimental findings in cognitive science, evolutionary biology and cultural anthropology are now providing precise answers to these general questions, and providing, for the first time, real answers to the question: Why do we believe?

A brilliant and provocative exploration of the nature of human religious belief, and what it can tell us about human psychology and evolution. Les mer

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Why are there religious beliefs in all cultures? Do they have features in common and why does religion persist in the face of science? Pascal Boyer shows how experimental findings in cognitive science, evolutionary biology and cultural anthropology are now providing precise answers to these general questions, and providing, for the first time, real answers to the question: Why do we believe?

A brilliant and provocative exploration of the nature of human religious belief, and what it can tell us about human psychology and evolution.

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