The Nature of Belief

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Science  27 Jul 2007:
Vol. 317, Issue 5837, pp. 456
DOI: 10.1126/science.1142653

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Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast. The Evolutionary Origins of Belief. By Lewis Wolpert. Faber and Faber, London, 2006. 243 pp., £14.99. ISBN 9780571209200. Norton, New York, 2007. 255 pp. $25.95. ISBN 9780393064490.

Wolpert discusses the psychological basis of belief and considers evolutionary explanations for its origin and persistence.

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