Do humans believe in god[s] as a side effect of evolution?
Researcher Andy Thomson says that is indeed the case.
The Virginia psychiatrist embarked on a study of "what causes religious belief" almost ten years ago -- after his son narrowly escaped the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York.
We talk with Dr. Thomson about the findings just published in his new book.
J. Anderson "Andy" Thomson, Jr., M.D. - Clinical Psychiatrist. Staff member, Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. Co-Author, Why We Believe in God[s]: A Concise Guide to the Science of Faith [Pitchstone Publishing, June 1, 2011].