Publication date: October 15, 2018

Beliefs can unite us or divide us, build societies or destroy them. Which will it be? That's the stark choice we now face.

Why Sane People Believe Crazy Things helps harness the power of beliefs by explaining what they are. What they do. How they work. Why "everyone except us" seems to have gone insane. And how we can bridge the chasm of misunderstanding and mistrust.

Kirkus Reviews said:

"Palmer expertly surveys the historical development of belief, furnishing a philosophical tour that pays close attention to religion ... He navigates turbid academic waters with informality and light-handed grace ... A thoughtful consideration of torrid intellectual disputes." Read the review.

Foreword Reviews said:

"Well-reasoned and thoughtful ... Shows it's possible even for those who hold vastly different beliefs to engage in convivial, rational, and reasonable discussions ... not only interesting, but vital to living." Read the review.

Readers said:

"This book is well argued and broadly researched. It has challenged me to think more carefully about the basis of my beliefs."
-- William DiPuccio, Ph.D., Heritage Classical Academy

"I got a kick out of the chapter on Spinoza. It's quite a feat how the book bridges the gap between the ancients and the moderns."
-- Lindy Hayes, Attorney-at-Law

"If enough of us read it, it might lead us to be more kind and understanding of our fellow human beings."
-- Jim Grey, software engineer

Why Sane People Believe Crazy Things