Thomas Swan is a writer and scientist from England. Inspired by Carl Sagan's Cosmos, he obtained a PhD in physics in 2011. An enduring interest in the evolution and psychology of religion compelled Thomas to switch fields to study the cognitive science of religion, for which he completed a second PhD in 2019. Some of his academic work can be found on the linked website (to the right). His hubs reflect this diverse panoply of interests, covering topics such as psychology, religion, politics, history, soccer, physics, evolutionary theory, the natural world, anthropology, philosophy, classical music, mythology, and emotional influences on the formation of religious beliefs.