The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies---How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths Characters

Michael Shermer
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Michael Shermer

Michael Shermer is the author and narrator of "The Believing Brain." But Shermer is also part of the book as he discusses his own experiences, studies and research in the search for his own beliefs and in understanding how the brain believes. In the first section, Shermer describes his personal journey from being raised in a secular home to then becoming a born-again Christian and then finally an atheist. He describes how in high school he was influenced by Christian peers who helped to support his newly-discovered religion and belief system. He maintained his religion in most of college, but near the end he learned more about the mind and science and began to question his beliefs. It was the beginning of the crack in his belief foundation and he eventually turned away from Christianity and became an avowed atheist.

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