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SuperSense by Bruce M. Hood
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Nov 23, 09

it was amazing
Read in November, 2009

I really enjoyed this book. It's a book where you read a chapter, set it aside, and think about what you learned, promoting comprehension. The author's main thesis, which he comes back to fruitlessly, is that humans are inherently born with this supernatural sense. Lots of interesting psychological experiments on children, some of which I may have to try on my cousin's infant when I see him. (but definitely nothing like these: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_A...)

My one complaint is that sometimes the anecdotes and studies are not linked together, and you can feel like you're hopping from one to another without the best sense of direction. I agree with the author's final premise, that no matter how we advance and evolve, we will never fully remove our supernatural patterns of thought completely, and that they even provide some measure of strength in our society.
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