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Believing in Belief

Science  27 Jan 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5760, pp. 471-472
DOI: 10.1126/science.1123433

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Breaking the Spell. Religion as a Natural Phenomenon. By Daniel C. Dennett. Viking, New York, 2006. 464 pp. $25.95, C$36. ISBN 0-670-03472-X.

The author draws on philosophy, psychology, and history to consider the source and purpose of human devotion to gods.