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review ☆ Evolving Brains Emerging Gods read ¿ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ì E. Fuller Torrey Roposed by Charles Darwin Torrey marshals evidence that the emergence of gods was an incidental conseuence of several evolutionary factors Using data ranging from ancient skulls and artifacts to brain imaging primatology and child development studies this book traces how new cognitive abilities gave rise to new behaviors For instance autobiographical memory the ability to project ourselves backward and forward in time gave Homo sapiens a competitive advantage However it also led to comprehension of mortality spurr. I am a brain geek with a passing interest in world religions mostly in understanding the psychosocial basis and conseuences of religion so I jump

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Evolving Brains Emerging Gods

review ☆ Evolving Brains Emerging Gods read ¿ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ì E. Fuller Torrey Religions and mythologies from around the world teach that God or gods created humans Atheist humanist and materialist critics meanwhile have attempted to turn theology on its head claiming that religion is a human invention In this book E Fuller Torrey draws on cutting edge neuroscience research to propose a startling answer to the ultimate uestion Evolving Brains Emerging Gods locates the origin of gods within the human brain arguing that religious belief is a by product of evolutionBased on an idea originally p. The book argues that the idea of gods appeared after the brain went through five specific cognitive developments significant increase in the brai

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review ☆ Evolving Brains Emerging Gods read ¿ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ì E. Fuller Torrey Ing belief in an alternative to death Torrey details the neurobiological seuence that explains why the gods appeared when they did connecting archaeological findings including clothing art farming and urbanization to cognitive developments This book does not dismiss belief but rather presents religious belief as an inevitable outcome of brain evolution Providing clear and accessible explanations of evolutionary neuroscience Evolving Brains Emerging Gods will shed new light on the mechanics of our deepest mysteries. Religion and other seemingly abstract ideas have always been of great interest to me How do we conceive of such things Why do we conceive of s

  • Hardcover
  • 312
  • Evolving Brains Emerging Gods
  • E. Fuller Torrey
  • English
  • 02 May 2017
  • 9780231183369