Iain McGilchrist

God Bother

Conceiving God: The Cognitive Origin and Evolution of Religion

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Thames & Hudson 320pp £18.95 order from our bookshop

The argument of this book is simple. Religion is a misunderstanding of certain brain-generated neurological phenomena, such as occur in migraine and epilepsy, which in previous generations defied any obvious explanation and were attributed to visitations from gods. Since ancient times the belief in gods has been used by some individuals to oppress others. The whole sham should therefore be exposed and religion finally denounced and discarded. 

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