Robert McCauley explains why religion is natural and science is not

One of the most impressive and I think groundbreaking books in the cognitive science of religion that I read recently, is Robert McCauley’s latest book Why Religion is Natural and Science is Not published by Oxford University Press. If you were allowed to read only one book on the cognitive science of religion, read this one.

(If by chance you are allowed to read more books, I can advise you to read some books written by another mastodont in the field, Justin Barrett.)

Unfortunately I don’t have the time to go into details about the book here (I hope to do that in due time). However, I just found a video in which McCauley himself explains the main ideas of his book brilliantly in  less than two-and-a-half minutes. You’ll learn a lot in little time…

Robert McCauley on his latest book “Why Religion is Natural and Science is Not”


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