Book: The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths by Michael Shermer

The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as TruthsThe Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths by Michael Shermer

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Excellent introduction to human believing mechanisms. Michael Shermer covers pretty much everything from the foundations of moral values to religious and political preferences. Several perspectives (Evolution, neuroscience, socio/anthropology, etc). Cognitive biases and belief-induced historical and scientific misunderstandings…

Actually quite good.

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