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After listening to “Thinking Fast and Slow” first, I think Barrets book is a good review of the latest cognitive science research but where “Thinking Fast and Slow” doesn’t consider the question of whether God exists or not, Barret seems to use the research to support the argument (as I understand it) that since a belief in a god exists in a mind, it must have been perceived, and since most perceptions are likely to be true, then the perception that a god exists is likely to be true.
For me, this sort of argument works in Dodge ball, but not in investment decisions. In my view he undervalues the aspects of Quality of Information, Risk and Quality of Evidence in order to weakly justify a naturally occurring belief in a God.
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This book shows cognitive science doesn't conflict with religion, and makes an argument that the burden of proof about the existence of God is on atheists, not theists. I learned a lot about how beliefs work.