Shopping Cart -

Your cart is currently empty.
Upgrade to today
for only an extra Cxx.xx

You get:

plus This issue of xxxxxxxxxxx.
plus Instant access to the latest issue of 350+ of our top selling titles.
plus Unlimited access to 30000+ back issues
plus No contract or commitment. If you decide that PocketmagsPlus is not for you, you can cancel your monthly subscription online at any time. Auto-renews at €10,99 per month, unless cancelled.
Upgrade for €1.09
Then just €10,99 / month. Cancel anytime.
Learn more
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
IT
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the Italy version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Leggi ovunque Read anywhere
Modalità di pagamento Pocketmags Payment Types
Trusted site
A Pocketmags si ottiene
Fatturazione sicura
Ultime offerte
Web & App Reader
Regali
Loyalty Points

NEW AND NOTABLE

Listing does not preclude future review.

GOD IS WATCHING YOU: How the Fear of God Makes Us Human. Dominic Johnson. Scientific skeptics often wonder how religious belief prevails so widely. Dominic Johnson, who holds a DPhil from Oxford in evolutionary biology as well as a PhD from Geneva University in political science, presents the case that religion—and specifically the fear of supernatural observation and punishment—is an evolutionary adaptation. He says the idea of supernatural retribution has helped preserve moral order and achieve remarkable levels of cooperation. His book seeks to show that belief in supernatural reward and punishment is no quirk of western or Christian culture but is a ubiquitous phenomenon of human nature that spans all cultures; second, he argues that this is no accident but is an evolutionary adaption; and third, he asks us to think through the implications of all this. His valuable exploration into the evolutionary reasons for the power and pervasiveness of religious belief raises troubling issues for us all. Oxford University Press, 2015, 304 pp., $27.95.

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Skeptical Inquirer - Jan Feb 2016
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Digital Issue
Jan Feb 2016
€3,49
This issue and other back issues are not included in a new Skeptical Inquirer subscription. Subscriptions include the latest regular issue and new issues released during your subscription.
Annual Digital Subscription
Only € 3,16 per issue
SAVE
9%
€18,99

View Issues

About Skeptical Inquirer

The ‘Lie Detector’ Test Revisited: A Great Example of Junk Science Trends in Scientific Knowledge, Education, and Religion The Science of Meaning Mistaken Memories of Vampires: Pseudohistories and much more.