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Dr. J. Anderson Thomson gave his lecture “Why we believe in gods” at the Washington & Lee Law School (W&L Law) in Lexington, VA on October 15, 2008.
J. Anderson Thomson, Jr., M.D. (Andy) is a part-time staff psychiatrist. He received his B.A. from Duke University (1970), his M.D. from the University of Virginia (1974) and did his adult psychiatry training at U.Va. (1974-77). His private practice is oriented toward individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy, forensic psychiatry, and medication consultation. He is the Assistant Director of the Center for the Study of Mind and Human Interaction at U.Va., which involves interdisciplinary intervention and research in large group ethnic and political conflict. He has publications on narcissistic personality disorder, PTSD, and the psychology of racism, and psychobiographical essays on Robert E. Lee and Lee Harvey Oswald. His current research interest is in the area of evolutionary psychology. (Source: University of Virginia)
Watch the full lecture at www.richarddawkins.net/article,3373,Why-we-believe-in-gods,J-Anderson-Thomson