Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast: The Evolutionary Origins of Belief

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Why do 70 per cent of Americans believe in angels, and thousands more that they have been abducted by aliens? Why does every society around the world have a religious tradition of some sort? What makes people believe in things when all the evidence points to the contrary? Why do 13 per cent of British scientists touch wood? In "Through the Looking Glass", the White Queen tells Alice that to believe in a wildly improbable fact she simply needs to 'draw a long breath and shut your eyes'. Alice finds this advice ridiculous. ...

Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast: The Evolutionary Origins of Belief 2008, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780393332032

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Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast: The Evolutionary Origins of Belief 2007, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY

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Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast: The Evolutionary Origins of Belief 2007, Faber & Faber, London

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Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast: The Evolutionary Origins of Belief 2006, Faber & Faber, London

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