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Six impossible things before breakfast : the evolutionary origins of belief

Author: L Wolpert
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Explores the psychological roots and possible evolutionary benefits of belief and "magical thinking," including belief in religions, superstitions, and the paranormal; examines the beliefs of children and animals; and discusses delusions caused by psychiatric illnesses, neurological abnormalities, psychedelic drugs, and hypnosis.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: L Wolpert
ISBN: 0393064492 9780393064490 9780393332032 0393332039
OCLC Number: 69671907
Notes: Originally published: London : Faber and Faber Limited, 2006.
Description: xii, 243 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Everyday --
Belief --
Children --
Animals --
Tools --
Believing --
False --
Religion --
Paranormal beliefs --
Health --
Moral --
Science --
Believable?
Responsibility: Lewis Wolpert.
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