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              God's Brain
               

              God's Brain (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Tiger, Lionel; McGuire, Michael

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              Two distinguished authors, renowned anthropologist Lionel Tiger and pioneering neuroscientist Michael McGuire, elucidate the perennial questions about religion: What is its purpose? How did it arise? What is its source? Why does every known culture have some form of it? Their ans...wer is deceptively simple, yet at the same time highly complex: The brain creates religion and its varied concepts of God, and then in turn feeds on its creation to satisfy innate neurological and associated social needs. Brain science reveals that humans and other primates alike are afflicted by unavoidable sources of stress that the authors describe as -brainpain.- To cope with this affliction people seek to -brainsoothe.- We humans use religion and its social structures to induce brainsoothing as a relief for innate anxiety. How we do this is the subject of this groundbreaking book. In a concise, lively, accessible, and witty style, the authors combine zoom-lens vignettes of religious practices with discussions of the latest research on religion's neurological effects on the brain. Among other topics, they consider religion's role in providing positive socialization, its seeming obsession with regulating sex, the common biological scaffolding between nonhuman primates and humans and how this affects religion, and evidence that the palliative effects of religion on brain chemistry are not matched by nonreligious remedies. This fascinating book provides key insights into the complexities of our brain and the role of religion, perhaps its most remarkable creation.
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              ISBN 9781633883376
              Released NZ 15 Dec 2017
              Publisher Prometheus Books
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              God's Brain

              God's Brain (Hardback)

              By Tiger, Lionel; McGuire, Michael

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              We humans use religion to induce brainsoothing as a relief for innate anxiety. In a lively and accessible style, the authors combine vignettes of religious practices with discussions of the latest research on religions neurological effects on the brain.

              ISBN 9781616141646
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2013
              Publisher Prometheus Books
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              The Manufacture of Evil: Ethics, Evolution and the Industrial System
               

              The Manufacture of Evil: Ethics, Evolution and the Industrial System (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Tiger, Lionel

              It is widely held that humanity is now in a terrible tangle of moral, ethical, and social confusion. IN this ambitious new book an eminent anthropologist explains why we are in a this unsatisfactory state, where we are going, and what can be done about it.

              ISBN 9780714529295
              Released NZ 1 Jan 1991
              Publisher Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd
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