How We Believe, 2nd Edition: Science, Skepticism, and the Search for God: Michael Shermer

How We Believe, 2nd Edition: Science, Skepticism, and the Search for God: Michael Shermer

Rather than taking the Dawkins, Dennet, Hitchens approach on "religion as irrationality" argument, Shermer, the founder of the Skeptics Society, takes a look at why we believe, how we believe and the benefits and dangers of faith. He maintains that science and faith are compatible and can be mutually supportive for the individual, but often in conflict when it involves fundamentalism or literalism. A brilliant book about the origin of faith and religion, he leaves it up to the reader to be inspired by what and how they believe