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I haven't read the book. Another book that tackles this is Karen Armstrong's
BATTLE FOR GOD. It is quite insightful, and argues, without asserting that
it has anything to do with the needs of our brains, that people have both
rational (logos) and mythic (mythos) ways of understanding the world.
Fundamentalism is a resurgence of the latter in the face of a world built on
an overwhelming logos. And a form of mythos could be religious belief.
If you read the Neuberg book, could you indicate back here what you think of
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> I just came across this title: Why God Won't Go Away by Andrew
> Neuberg, Eugene D'Aquili and Vince Rause. The blurb says that they
> say the religious impulse is rooted in the biology of the brain. Has
> anyone read this? Is it any good?
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