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

Michael Shermer
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"You are loved by a higher source that wants your love in return." (Chapter 1, p. 15).

"Since the brain does not perceive itself or its inner operations, and our normal experience is of stimuli entering the brain through the senses from the outside, when a neural network misfires or otherwise sends a signal to some other part of the brain that resembles an outside stimulus, the brain naturally interprets these internal events as external phenomena." (Chapter 1, p. 15).

"Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God." (Chapter 2, p. 28).

"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is." (Chapter 3, p. 50).

"Because we must make associations...

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