Top Marketplace offers for ISBN

9780805074796

How We Believe: Science, Skepticism, and the Search for God

Shermer, Michael

3.95 avg rating
( 2,165 ratings by GoodReads )
Not the book you're looking for? Search for all books with this author and title
9780805074796: How We Believe: Science, Skepticism, and the Search for God

A new edition covering the latest scientific research on how the brain makes us believers or skeptics

Recent polls report that 96 percent of Americans believe in God, and 73 percent believe that angels regularly visit Earth. Why is this? Why, despite the rise of science, technology, and secular education, are people turning to religion in greater numbers than ever before? Why do people believe in God at all?

These provocative questions lie at the heart of How We Believe , an illuminating study of God, faith, and religion. Bestselling author Michael Shermer offers fresh and often startling insights into age-old questions, including how and why humans put their faith in a higher power, even in the face of scientific skepticism. Shermer has updated the book to explore the latest research and theories of psychiatrists, neuroscientists, epidemiologists, and philosophers, as well as the role of faith in our increasingly diverse modern world.

Whether believers or nonbelievers, we are all driven by the need to understand the universe and our place in it. How We Believe is a brilliant scientific tour of this ancient and mysterious desire.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

One hundred years ago social scientists predicted that belief in God would decrease by the year 2000. "In fact ... the opposite is has occurred," Shermer writes in his introduction. "Never in history have so many, and such a high percentage of the population, believed in God. Not only is God not dead as Nietzche proclaimed, but he has never been more alive."

Why do so many believe in the existence of something so inexplicable? That's exactly what Shermer answers in this comprehensive, intelligent, and highly readable discussion about the nature of faith. "People believe in God because the evidence of their senses tell them so," claims Shermer, who is the publisher of Skeptics magazine. Having been a believer and a student of the history of science, Shermer (now an agnostic) is more interested in knowing why and how people believe in God rather than trying to prove who's right or wrong. As a result, this book is not only even-handed and thorough, it is also destined to become a timeless contribution to spirituality as well as science. --Gail Hudson

About the Author:

Michael Shermer is the author of The Believing Brain, Why People Believe Weird Things, The Science of Good and Evil, The Mind Of The Market, Why Darwin Matters, Science Friction, How We Believe and other books on the evolution of human beliefs and behavior. He is the founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, the editor of Skeptic.com, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, and an adjunct professor at Claremont Graduate University. He lives in Southern California.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$
US$ 11.46

Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Shermer, Michael Author
Published by Holt Paperbacks (2003)
ISBN 10: 0805074791 ISBN 13: 9780805074796
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Holt Paperbacks, 2003. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Recent polls show that 96% of Americans believe in God. Why are people turning to religion in greater numbers than ever before? In How We Believe , Michael Shermer presents the results of an exhaustive empirical study in which he asked 10,000 Americans how and why they believe and about details of their faith. The result offers fresh and startling insights into age-old questions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0805074791

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Shermer, Michael Author
Published by Holt Paperbacks
ISBN 10: 0805074791 ISBN 13: 9780805074796
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Jason's Bookstore
(Sherman Oaks, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Holt Paperbacks. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0805074791 NEW! I can send expedited rate if you choose; otherwise it will promptly be sent via media rate. Have any questions? Email me; I'm happy to help! We recommend selecting Expedited Shipping to get your book as fast as possible. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1031142Z

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Shermer, Michael Author
Published by MacMillan Publishers
ISBN 10: 0805074791 ISBN 13: 9780805074796
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MacMillan Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0805074791

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Shermer, Michael Author
Published by Henry Holt and Co (2003)
ISBN 10: 0805074791 ISBN 13: 9780805074796
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Henry Holt and Co, 2003. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # KS-9780805074796

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Shermer, Michael Author
ISBN 10: 0805074791 ISBN 13: 9780805074796
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97808050747961.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Shermer, Michael Author
Published by Henry Holt Company Inc, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0805074791 ISBN 13: 9780805074796
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Henry Holt Company Inc, United States, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd edition. 206 x 137 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. A new edition covering the latest scientific research on how the brain makes us believers or skeptics Recent polls report that 96 percent of Americans believe in God, and 73 percent believe that angels regularly visit Earth. Why is this? Why, despite the rise of science, technology, and secular education, are people turning to religion in greater numbers than ever before? Why do people believe in God at all? These provocative questions lie at the heart of How We Believe , an illuminating study of God, faith, and religion. Bestselling author Michael Shermer offers fresh and often startling insights into age-old questions, including how and why humans put their faith in a higher power, even in the face of scientific skepticism. Shermer has updated the book to explore the latest research and theories of psychiatrists, neuroscientists, epidemiologists, and philosophers, as well as the role of faith in our increasingly diverse modern world. Whether believers or nonbelievers, we are all driven by the need to understand the universe and our place in it. How We Believe is a brilliant scientific tour of this ancient and mysterious desire. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780805074796

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Shermer, Michael Author
Published by Holt Paperbacks
ISBN 10: 0805074791 ISBN 13: 9780805074796
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Movie Mars
(Indian Trail, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Holt Paperbacks. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0805074791 Brand New Book. Ships from the United States. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee!. Bookseller Inventory # 4912334

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Shermer, Michael Author
Published by Holt Paperbacks (2003)
ISBN 10: 0805074791 ISBN 13: 9780805074796
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
ExtremelyReliable
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Holt Paperbacks, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0805074791

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Shermer, Michael Author
ISBN 10: 0805074791 ISBN 13: 9780805074796
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd. 140mm x 23mm x 213mm. Paperback. Recent polls show that 96 per cent of Americans believe in God. Why are people turning to religion in greater numbers than ever before? In How We Believe , Michael Shermer presents the res.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 368 pages. 0.476. Bookseller Inventory # 9780805074796

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Shermer, Michael Author
Published by Henry Holt Company Inc, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0805074791 ISBN 13: 9780805074796
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Henry Holt Company Inc, United States, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd edition. 206 x 137 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. A new edition covering the latest scientific research on how the brain makes us believers or skeptics Recent polls report that 96 percent of Americans believe in God, and 73 percent believe that angels regularly visit Earth. Why is this? Why, despite the rise of science, technology, and secular education, are people turning to religion in greater numbers than ever before? Why do people believe in God at all? These provocative questions lie at the heart of How We Believe , an illuminating study of God, faith, and religion. Bestselling author Michael Shermer offers fresh and often startling insights into age-old questions, including how and why humans put their faith in a higher power, even in the face of scientific skepticism. Shermer has updated the book to explore the latest research and theories of psychiatrists, neuroscientists, epidemiologists, and philosophers, as well as the role of faith in our increasingly diverse modern world. Whether believers or nonbelievers, we are all driven by the need to understand the universe and our place in it. How We Believe is a brilliant scientific tour of this ancient and mysterious desire. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780805074796

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book