Michael Shermer: Why Do We Need a Belief in God?

Mike Shermer explains some factors of human psychology that lead to belief in gods and religion. A researcher with over 30 years of work in the science of human belief under his belt, you may agree or not on the God question, but the factors he discusses here can be applied to many other areas of human belief as well, including politics, economic doctrines and other ideologies, and belief in the paranormal.

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