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review 2018-09-20 09:07
Fallacious Reasoning: "The God Delusion" By Richard Dawkins
The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins


“Science can chip away at agnosticism, in a way that Huxley bent over backwards to deny for the special of God. I am arguing that, notwithstanding the polite abstinence of Huxley, Gould and many others, the God question is not in principle and forever outside the remit of science. As with the nature of the stars, contra Comte, and as with the likelihood of life in orbit around them, science can make at least probabilistic inroads into the territory of agnosticism.”

In “The God Delusion” by Richard Dawkins

Uhm...How can you do that Dawkins, when your knowledge of Statistics is so frigging fuzzy (I’m using a polite word here)?

 

 

If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.

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review 2018-02-01 00:00
The God Delusion
The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins ✪✪✪✪✪ 5 stars

This was an intense and very thought provoking read. It's anything but light and Dawkins certainly likes to pack a punch.
I imagine with this one that Dawkins is perhaps already preaching to the converted though as I think they are the only ones that would consider picking this one up.
I was not raised in a religious family but I did attend a Church of England school, looking back on it now after reading this book I can see the brainwashing in full force.
Dawkins makes numerous fantastic arguments against the existence of God and why religion is ultimately 'evil' and at times truly 'laughable'.
If you are sitting on the fence and not sure which way to go when it comes to your faith then definitely read this book.

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text 2017-07-13 13:30
Nonfiction Science Book Club: Some More Suggestions
Aladdin's Lamp: How Greek Science Came to Europe Through the Islamic World - John Freely
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind - Yuval Noah Harari
The Riddle of the Compass: The Invention That Changed the World - Amir D. Aczel
The Inheritor's Powder: A Cautionary Tale of Poison, Betrayal and Greed - Sandra Hempel
The Abacus and the Cross: The Story of the Pope Who Brought the Light of Science to the Dark Ages - Nancy Marie Brown
The Age of Wonder - Richard Holmes
The Dilemmas of an Upright Man: Max Planck and the Fortunes of German Science - J. L. Heilbron
The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True - Dave McKean,Richard Dawkins
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World - Michael Pollan
The Science of Everyday Life - Marty Jopson

... just because there are already plenty to choose from anyway! :)

 

Mainly, but not exclusively "history of science" entries here.

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url 2017-04-21 08:51
Open thread: what books do you find most attractive in a potential partner?
Pyramids: A Novel of Discworld - Terry Pratchett
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins
Hitch-22: A Memoir - Christopher Hitchens

Interesting. 


Harry Potter's series is a turn-off for men but turn-on for women? 

 

Bible is a turn-off? Sure.

 

There is a list of books that I would say a total turn-off. Twilight, 50 Shades, The Secret, Deepak Chopra, are all on the turn-off list for all gender. 

 

It is harder than I thought to name four favourite books. If I read have to, I would imagine myself stuck in an airport with a delay flight, and which 4 books would help me survive. 

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review 2017-01-06 00:00
Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists
Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists - Dan Barker,Richard Dawkins Very good. Nice argument about all the areas of God/Jesus not being believable. I like the section on all others in religion who have since deconverted.
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