I think this is a great book. I'm sorry it took me so long to come across it. I've been atheist for a long time, now I no longer feel ashamed to say so. (It's a good thing I'm not a politician, that would be the end of my career.)
This is a good scientific based analysis and presentation of religion as an evolved human adaptation or behavior, and the idea of religion as a meme - a replicating and evolving component of our environment that uses humans as a vector for reproduction. Think of the cold virus.
I have not finished this book yet. I can say that the story so far is engaging. However, I do not care for this narrator. He starts each sentance by speaking quickly and loudly, then begins to speak more quietly, becoming harder to hear, as he completes each sentence. As I listen to most books in my car I have found that I have to have the volume painfully loud (for the beginning of each sentence) in order to hear the end of each sentence.
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