Pálenice › Diskusné Fóra › Pestovanie ovocia › (MOBI) God’s Brain : 9781616141646
- This topic is empty.
by Lionel Tiger, Michael McGuire
- Format: hardcover, 256 pages
- Author: Lionel Tiger, Michael McGuire
- Release date: March 23, 2010
- Language: english
- ISBN: 9781616141646 (1616141646)
- Genres: religion, science, philosophy, psychology, evolution, anthropology, atheism
- Publisher: Prometheus Books
About The Book
In the fractious debate on the existence of God and the nature of religion, two distinguished authors radically alter the discussion. Taking a perspective rooted in evolutionary biology with a focus on brain science, the authors elucidate the perennial questions about religion: What is its purpose? How did it arise? What is its source? Why does every known culture have some form of it? Their answer is deceptively simple, yet at the same time highly complex: The brain creates religion and its varied concepts of God, and then in turn feeds on its creation to satisfy innate neurological and associated social needs.
Brain science reveals that humans and other primates alike are afflicted by unavoidable sources of stress that the authors describe as „brainpain.“ To cope with this affliction people seek to „brainsoothe.“ We humans use religion and its social structures to induce brainsoothing as a relief for innate anxiety. How we do this is the subject of this groundbreaking book.
In a concise, lively, accessible, and witty style, the authors combine zoom-lens vignettes of religious practices with discussions of the latest research on religion’s neurological effects on the brain. Among other topics, they consider religion’s role in providing positive socialization, its seeming obsession with regulating sex, creating an afterlife, how religion’s rules of behavior influence the law, the common biological scaffolding between nonhuman primates and humans and how this affects religion, a detailed look at brain chemistry and how it changes as a result of stress, and evidence that the palliative effects of religion on brain chemistry is not matched by nonreligious remedies.
Concluding with a checklist offering readers a means to compute their own „brainsoothe score,“ this fascinating book provides key insights into the complexities of our brain and the role of religion, perhaps its most remarkable creation.
TXT God’s Brain read online on Bookshop. FB2 book God’s Brain Lionel Tiger buy on iPhone. EPUB ebook God’s Brain by Lionel Tiger download reader on Audible. Online ebook God’s Brain.
MOBI book God’s Brain Lionel Tiger for Kindle on Book Depository. PDF God’s Brain read. Hardcover God’s Brain by Lionel Tiger buy cheap on Kobo. Hardback book God’s Brain download for iPad.
FictionBook ebook God’s Brain buy Android. MP3 God’s Brain by Lionel Tiger on Amazon. Paperback book God’s Brain read online on Barnes & Noble. TXT ebook God’s Brain Lionel Tiger download on iOS.