The Believing Brain (2011)

The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies—How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths captures the human-mind at work.  So ready to support our beliefs we ignore evidence to the contrary and nit-pick the facts to meet our needs. We may not even realize that our brains function this way but Shermers’ book looks at human belief systems through empirical means and clear true stories of science, myth, conspiracies, etc.  Shermer’s work also reaffirms science as the best tool we have to understand the world around us, seen and unseen.

Bonus: Steven Colbert and Michael Shermer interview back in 2007.

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