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5.0 out of 5 stars
A most enlightening book!, 12 Aug. 2002
This is a revealing book. I am very interested in the origin of religious beliefs but find most explanations partial and unsatisfactory. Pascal Boyer first shows the complexity of the phenomenon and therefore the futility of looking for a single cause explanation, and secondly provides the picture that is emerging from the advances in cognitive psychology and neurosciences. After reading this book I have the feeling that the mystery of religious belief (and, for that matter, similar non-rational behaviors) is being finally revealed. It is a must!