Here is the lineup of guests on BRAINSTORMIN’ with Billy the Brain for Friday, May 20, 2011. Listen at or on AM 1400 in Ventura at 9 o’clock am Pacific time.

Jesse Bering addresses the “religious reflex” that is intrinsic in all humans. He uses science to prove that God is not a delusion, but rather a sophisticated cognitive illusion. We discuss how belief has led to our survival as a species from his book The Belief Instinct.

Laura Hillenbrand is the best selling author of Seabiscuit: An American Legend—the story of racehorse Seabiscuit, his owner and the times. She’s written a new book titled Unbroken, A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption that arose out of the research she did for Seabiscuit. We talk about her latest book.