Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast by Lewis Wolpert
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Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast
By Lewis Wolpert

Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast

The Evolutionary Origins of Belief

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Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast by Lewis Wolpert

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Why do 70 percent of Americans believe in angels, while others are convinced that they were abducted by aliens? What makes people believe in improbable things when all the evidence points to the contrary? And don't almost all of us, at some time or another, engage in magical thinking?In Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast, evolutionary biologist Lewis Wolpert delves into the important and timely debate over the nature of belief, looking at its psychological foundations to discover just what evolutionary purpose it could serve. Wolpert takes us through all that science can tell us about the beliefs we feel are instinctive. He deftly explores different types of belief-those of children, of the religious, and of those suffering from psychiatric disorders-and he asks whether it is possible to live without belief, or whether it is a necessary component of a functioning society.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393332032
ISBN-10: 0393332039
Format: Paperback
(211mm x 142mm x 20mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 30-May-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lewis Wolpert

Lewis Wolpert is Professor Emeritus of Biology as Applied to Medicine at University College, London. His books include Six Impossible Things before Breakfast, How We Live and Why We Die, and Malignant Sadness, the basis for a BBC television series.

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