Like a selfish gene or a parasite, the religion virus catches a free ride in the minds of our species, infecting our history and culture. What Guns, Germs and Steel did for anthropology, this book does for faith. It puts the pieces together into a fascinating, coherent model that makes sense! --Dan Barker, President, Freedom From Religion Foundation
Craig A. James has written an accessible book on evolution and religion that manages to explain memetics while being both funny and touching. --Wes Unruh, author, The Art of Memetics, editor of alteratic.com
Full of powerful, ground-breaking ideas, packaged in a deceptively simple, easy-reading style. James has created one of those rare books where, every few pages, I find myself thinking, "I need to send a copy of this to so-and-so." This is the most fun I've had reading non-fiction in a long time. --Phil Steele, Editor, Fragment and The Passion of Ayn Rand's Critics
About the Author
By day, Craig A. James is a computer scientist who studied artificial intelligence, linguistics and genetic algorithms at Stanford University. By night, he studies religion, sociology, psychology and memetics (how ideas spread across society and down through history). James is an accomplished guitarist, a tolerable clarinet player and a deep-sea sailor. He is married and is the father of three grown kids who pursue their dreams with passion. In his spare time, he enjoys biking, hiking Southern California's beautiful beaches and traveling the world.