“Andy Thomson, with Clare Aukofer, has written a wonderfully concise introduction to our growing scientific understanding of religion. If you would like to learn, in the span of an hour, why we have every reason to believe that God is man-made—this is the book to read.”
—Sam Harris

One of Ray Dalio’s 15 books one should read.

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Welcome

J. Anderson Thomson, Jr., M.D. (Andy) is a psychiatrist in Charlottesville, Virginia.

He is a staff psychiatrist at Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of Virginia Student Health Services and the Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy at the University of Virginia.

Dr. Thomson’s focus is evolutionary psychology and using its principles to understand depression, suicide, substance abuse, violence, suicide terrorism, and religious belief.

Featured Writing: Why Religion Is Like Fast Food

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