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The Know Nothings
3: Intro to the Cognitive Science of Religion
July 21, 2017 Nathan and Paul


In this episode of The Know Nothings, Nathan and Paul discuss the book "Why We Believe in God(s)" and the cognitive science of religion. They talk about how religion is a by-product of our evolutionary adaptations and how it is unique in humans. 

Book recommendations:

J. Anderson Thomson - Why we believe in God(s)

Pascal Boyer - Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Thought

Justin Barret - Born Believers: The Science of Children's Religious Belief

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