Reviews and Blog Posts: belief

Sum : forty tales from the afterlives

by David Eagleman

Reviewer Rating:
4

In Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives, Eagleman explores various possibilities for life after death in short pieces that are at once philosophically and scientifically complex and beautifully poetic. These forty pieces were somehow both stimulating and strangely comforting, not to mention invariably poignant. The only negative comment I could...

The believing brain : from ghosts and gods to politics and conspiracies--how we construct beliefs and reinforce them as truths

by Michael Shermer

Reviewer Rating:
4

Michael Shermer is an editor of Skeptic Magazine and has been fighting against non-scientific method based “facts” for many years.  His latest book explains how humans have evolved to form beliefs first and then find evidence that supports those beliefs.  He looks at how beliefs are formed and refutes the...

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