Did Man Create God? Receives Dual USABookNews Awards

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Characterized by Michael Shermer as "..the definitive scientific reference on religion for some time to come." DID MAN CREATE GOD? IS YOUR SPIRITUAL BRAIN AT PEACE WITH YOUR THINKING BRAIN? was winner for Religion and finalist for Science in the USABookNews book awards.

David Comings has written a remarkable analysis, that includes the most detailed and up-to-date science ever generated on the subject of religion. Did Man Create God? will be the definitive scientific reference on religion for some time to come.

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The Hope Press book, Did Man Create God?, characterized by Michael Shermer as "...the definitive scientific reference on religion for some time to come." was awarded USABookNews book awards in two categories -- religion and science. Winner in Religion and finalist in Science.

In an era when the vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, believes in creationism, and President Bush favors teaching Intelligent Design, and when religious terrorists threaten the existence of Western civilization -- it is relevant to ask the question, "Did Man Create God?"

Dr. David Comings, an internationally known scientist-geneticist-physician, has written this book for readers who are interested in why humans are such a spiritual species; whether Intelligent Design is a valid alternative to Darwinian evolution; whether evolution is incompatible with religion; whether the big bang proves God exists; whether our sacred books were written by man or by God; whether God created man or man created God; whether humans can be moral without God; why a benevolent God allows evil to happen; whether we have a spiritual brain and if so where it is; whether our rational thinking brain can live in peace with our spiritual brain; and whether people of different religions can live together in peace.

Unlike recent books that call for the end of faith and religion, this book proposes that spirituality is genetically hardwired into a specific part of the brain, is pleasurable, is critical to the evolution and survival of man, and will never go away. It strives to allow readers to develop a rational spirituality in which the fact-based rational brain and the faith-based spiritual brain can live in peace. Intolerance, wars and terrorism based on religion make the assumption that one person's God is better than another's and that the sacred books are the literal word of God. A rational spirituality illustrates the fallacy of these assumptions and allows individuals of all religions to live in peace.

For potential story lines, further information on the author, what this book can do for the reader, a short and a long review of the book, excerpts, articles, podcasts, videos, downloadable figures of the book cover and the author, and other features see: http://www.didmancreategod.com Hardback Price: $29.95 ISBN 9781878267733 Soft back $24.95 ISBN 9781878267726. 694 pages. 280 full color illustration

"David Comings has written a remarkable analysis, that includes the most detailed and up-to-date science ever generated on the subject of religion. Did Man Create God? will be the definitive scientific reference on religion for some time to come." -- Michael Shermer, Publisher of Skeptic magazine, Monthly columnist for Scientific American and author of The Science of Good and Evil, and How We Believe

"One of the most integrative, innovative and revolutionary books I have read in decades." -- Michael Persinger, PhD. author of Neuropsychological Bases of God Beliefs

Contact information: Hope Press, P.O. Box 188 Duarte, CA, 91016 To request a review copy of the book or an interview with the author FAX details to 626-358-3520 or email hopepress@earthlink.net

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