The Psychology Behind Religion (Michael Shermer)

The Psychology Behind Religion (Michael Shermer)



This is part of an “Amazing Arguments” playlist featuring people like Daniel Dennet, Stephen Pinker, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens.
Check out the rest of the playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxs8H3HOOR6NB_h7rk3Nz5HQz8jQahrim

Many of the clips are taken from this “Science Refutes God” Debate featuring Michael Shermer and Lawrence Krauss: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7vEB6FXtbs

If you are interested in the psychology of religion, I highly recommend the lecture “Why We Believe in Gods” by Andy Tompson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iMmvu9eMrg

Evolutionary Psychology of Religion: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolutionary_psychology_of_religion
Hyperactive Agency Detection: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agent_detection

You can also check out Shermer’s book “The Believing Brain”: http://www.amazon.com/The-Believing-Brain-Conspiracies-How-Construct/dp/1250008808

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