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Michael Shermer
Birth date: September 08, 1954
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Tolle Lege!.
Tolle Lege!. rated it 3 years ago
This book tries to fill in some of the whys in Steven Pinker's book "Better Angels of our Nature: Why Violence has Declined". The author starts off by defining morality as the "flourishing and surviving of sentient beings". It's not a perfect definition but in general the listener can latch on to ...
Tolle Lege!.
Tolle Lege!. rated it 4 years ago
You don't need to want to convert others into atheism to enjoy this book. A theist would not be turned off while listening to this book. The author is fairly non-threatening in his presentation.I usually don't listen to every word when I'm listening to an Audible book, because sometimes my mind will...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 5 years ago
bookshelves: essays, philosophy, nonfiction, published-2007, winter-20132014, tbr-busting-2014, sciences, fraudio Read from January 03 to 05, 2014 The Portable Atheist read by Nicolas Ballanthology of atheist writing through the ages.1. Introduction by Christopher Hitchens2. Lucretius: from the N...
simmo
simmo rated it 5 years ago
The thing I like about Michael Shermer is he holds a very precise view of the world - if you make a claim (about anything) then be prepared to prove it, with scientific evidence. The survey of American's beliefs is fascinating (though frankly scary), the reasoning and conclusions as to how we believ...
annievia
annievia rated it 6 years ago
To be honest, I don't think this book lived up to its title. "Vague writings on weird things people believe", or "Why these people are wrong" was the more common theme. Some interesting content, but very little of what I expected - ie social theory re: how 'weird things' catch on. There are three c...
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