Human beings, regardless of intelligence, have a remarkable capacity to wholeheartedly accept completely irrational beliefs, even when all the evidence is against them. There are so many things that cannot be explained rationally (as least, not yet) and this is where religion becomes important. The more irrational the belief, the more prepared people are to defend it, even die for it, or kill for it. As science slowly illuminates more of the universe for us, we seem to retreat more deeply into extra-rational systems of ...

The Society 2006, Xlibris Corporation

ISBN-13: 9781425727321

Trade paperback