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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,012 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Shermer Narrator: Michael Shermer Publisher: Michael Shermer Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Recent polls report that 96-percent of Americans believe in God, and 73-percent believe that angels regularly visit Earth. Why is this? Why, despite the rise of science, technology, and secular education, are people turning to religion in greater numbers than ever before? Why do people believe in God at all?

These provocative questions lie at the heart of How We Believe, an illuminating study of God, faith, and religion. Best-selling author Michael Shermer offers fresh and often startling insights into age-old questions, including how and why humans put their faith in a higher power, even in the face of scientific skepticism. Shermer has updated the book to explore the latest research and theories of psychiatrists, neuroscientists, epidemiologists, and philosophers, as well as the role of faith in our increasingly diverse modern world. Whether believers or nonbelievers, we are all driven by the need to understand the universe and our place in it. How We Believe is a brilliant scientific tour of this ancient and mysterious desire. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Craig | 2/20/2014

    " Michael Shermer is one of the great minds in current publc discourse - he has the courage to constantly stand up against the Religious Right and shine the very unpopular light of Skepticism. His writings will challenge you, make you think, and dare you to question... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chris March | 2/9/2014

    " I wish this book was more focused, but that would probably limit the number of angles it could examine its subject from. As it is, it seems to me to be a relatively balanced look at a complex subject. The bibliography is promising. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mike | 2/5/2014

    " Shermer has an easy to read style in contrast to many others in his field. Shermer treats belief as a process and addresses it in an unbiased manner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tamara | 1/23/2014

    " A little too technical at times, but interesting. Shermer doesn't totally dump on believers, having been a born-again Christian at one point. He now is skeptical of religion, but allows that many others might not be. Not so much looking at how religion rose, but just an overall view of how/why people today believe. "

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