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The Illusion of Gods Presence

Characters Æ The Illusion of Gods Presence ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Giosity of women relative to men; religious obsessions with sex; the mysterious compulsion to pray; the seemingly irrepressible feminine attributes of God even in traditionally patriarchal religions; and the strange allure of cults Finally Dr Wathey considers the hypothesis that religion evolved to foster reproductive success arguing that in an age of potentially ruinous overpopulation magical thinking has become a luxury we can no longer afford one that distracts us from urgent threats to our planetDeeply researched yet elegantly written in a jargon free and accessible style this book presents a compelling interpretation of the evolutionary origins of spirituality and religion From the Hardcover editio. The Origin of God RevealedThe best explanation of belief in gods I have found The roots of belief lie in our extended early developmental genetic and experiential relationships with care givers mothers especially and social bonding The rather bleak ending of the book bothered me because it rang true that our course as a species may bring our own demise

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Characters Æ The Illusion of Gods Presence ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB An essential feature of religious experience across many cultures is the intuitive feeling of God's presence More than any rituals or doctrines it is this experience that anchors religious faith yet it has been largely ignored in the scientific literature on religionStarting with a vivid narrative account of the life threatening hike that triggered his own mystical experience biologist John Wathey takes the reader on a scientific journey to find the sources of religious feeling and the illusion of God's presence His book delves into the biological origins of this compelling feeling attributing it to innate neural circuitry that evolved to promote the mother child bond Dr Wathey a veteran neuroscientist. The author holds that few people believe in gods or the supernatural because they are convinced by logical arguments or make a rational decision Instead belief is emotional and experiential not intellectual and I agree Most people he holds believe because they have felt a divine presence such as when they pray worship or are in despair or crisis or joy Raised a Christian Wathey has had two strong mystical experiences of God s presence after he became an atheist experiences that did not change his mind but which drove him to find a naturalistic explanation for this sense of a loving forgiving powerful divinity In explaining his view he includes a lot of

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Characters Æ The Illusion of Gods Presence ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Argues that evolution has programmed the infant brain to expect the presence of a loving being who responds to the child's needs As the infant grows into adulthood this innate feeling is eventually transferred to the realm of religion where it is reactivated through the symbols imagery and rituals of worship The author interprets our various conceptions of God in biological terms as illusory supernormal stimuli that fill an emotional and cognitive vacuum left over from infancy These insights shed new light on some of the most vexing puzzles of religion like the popular belief in a god who is judgmental and punishing yet also unconditionally loving; the extraordinary tenacity of faith; the greater reli. Wathey a computational biologist advances a hypothesis such that admits few refutations It is well presented well argued and copiously documented we re dealing here with a hard core empiricist Maybe one that will not go down in history as one of science s great explicators He is no popularizer Wathey is a scientist for scientistsHis prose is wry and dry to the point His idea is uite simple the religious experience of God s presence is a vestigial phantom sensation of our hardwired neonatal longing for mother His arguments and his evidence are airtightHaving said that I believe Chapter 11 is a witheringly unnecessary digression Wathey makes up for it wi


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    John C. Wathey æ 7 Free download Free download ó eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB æ John C. Wathey E–pub [The Illusion of Gods Presence] author John C. Wathey The Illusion of God’s Presence The Biological Origins of Spiritual Longing by John C Wathey“The Illusion of God’s Presence” is a very solid book that provides biological insights into the belief of “God” Biologist John C Wathey takes the reader on an interesting journey of what’s behind the illusi

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    Free download ó eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB æ John C. Wathey John C. Wathey æ 7 Free download Free read The Illusion of Gods Presence A few decades back my wife and I took the kids to Disney World In August On the third day of heat and humidity we were scheduled to go to that movie themed park which is part of Disney; I think they changed the name of it relatively r

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    E–pub [The Illusion of Gods Presence] author John C. Wathey Wathey a computational biologist advances a hypothesis such that admits few refutations It is well presented well argued and copiously documented we're dealing here with a hard core empiricist Maybe one that will not go down in history as one of science's great explicators He is no popularizer Wathey is a scientist for scientistsHis prose is wry and dry; to the point His idea is uite simple the religious experience of G

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    John C. Wathey æ 7 Free download E–pub [The Illusion of Gods Presence] author John C. Wathey This is a uite insightful and stimulating book I will take a little bit different review angle than other five starrers to offer additional insights — and one critical bit of critiueLike Scott Atran and Pascal Boyer Wathey offers an evolutionary based account of the development of human religious belief Unlike them though he doe

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    E–pub [The Illusion of Gods Presence] author John C. Wathey Free download ó eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB æ John C. Wathey Free read The Illusion of Gods Presence There are a lot of individuals who in spite of reason and lack of evidence still persist in believing in a God There is no argument that can

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    Free read The Illusion of Gods Presence John C. Wathey æ 7 Free download Free download ó eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB æ John C. Wathey The Origin of God RevealedThe best explanation of belief in gods I have found The roots of belief lie in our extended early developmental genetic and experiential relationships with care givers mothers especially and social bonding The rather bleak ending of the book bothered me because it rang true that our course as a

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    Free download ó eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB æ John C. Wathey E–pub [The Illusion of Gods Presence] author John C. Wathey Very insightful Enough things to think about for a while We develop the idea of Another when we are just babes and the sense of Another stays with us until we discover where it came from and why The evolutionary byproduct of our biological un

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    E–pub [The Illusion of Gods Presence] author John C. Wathey Interesting interpretation of how religion startedOverall I enjoyed this book uite a lot I was a little bit disappointed that I wasn't reading the scientific book that he keeps teasing us with but this book was enjoyable Chapter 10 did saga bit with technicality correct science but overall is thesis seemed sound

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    Free read The Illusion of Gods Presence E–pub [The Illusion of Gods Presence] author John C. Wathey Free download ó eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB æ John C. Wathey To thoughtful religious practitioners it will come as no surprise that the experience of God's presence is rooted in perfectly natural biological psychological and anthropological processes Assertions of faith at least healthy ones need not diminish nature and science On the contrary holistic spirituality recognizes the profound union of God with all creation Is God's presence an illusion? Who knows But here's a well written and deeply p

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