Originally published in Great Britain under the title: The God instinct. originally published as a Norton paperback 2012.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
An evolutionary psychologist examines humans' belief in God and argues that it evolved in the species as an "adaptive illusion" that originally had an evolutionary purpose, now outdated, that ensured the survival of the human race.
The history of an illusion -- A life without purpose -- Signs, signs, everywhere signs -- Curiously immortal -- When God throws people off bridges -- God as adaptive illusion -- And then you die.