Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast: The Evolutionary Origins of Belief (Hardcover)

The Evolutionary Origins of Belief

By Lewis Wolpert

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393064490, 256pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2007



InSix Impossible Things Before Breakfast, Lewis Wolpert tackles one of the most important causes on the horizon of public debate: the nature of belief. Looking at belief's psychological basis and its possible evolutionary origins in physical cause and effect, Wolpert expertly investigates what science can tell us about those concepts we are so sure of, covering everything from everyday beliefs that give coherence to our experiences, to religious beliefs, to paranormal beliefs for which there is no evidence.