Irreligion

A Mathematician Explains Why the Arguments for God Just Don't Add Up
Product Number: EB00102782
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781429957458
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A Lifelong Unbeliever Finds No Reason to Change His Mind Are there any logical reasons to believe in God? Mathematician and bestselling author John Allen Paulos thinks not. In Irreligion he presents the case for his own worldview, organizing his book into twelve chapters that refute the twelve arguments most often put forward for believing in God's existence. The latter arguments, Paulos relates in his characteristically lighthearted style, "range from what might be called golden oldies to those with a more contemporary beat. On the playlist are the firstcause argument, the argument from design, the ontological argument, arguments from faith and biblical codes, the argument from the anthropic principle, the moral universality argument, and others." Interspersed among his twelve counterarguments are remarks on a variety of irreligious themes, ranging from the nature of miracles and creationist probability to cognitive illusions and prudential wagers. Special attention is paid to topics, arguments, and questions that spring from his incredulity "not only about religion but also about others' credulity." Despite the strong influence of his day job, Paulos says, there isn't a single mathematical formula in the book.

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Author(s): John Allen Paulos
Genre: Religion, Science
Original Publish Date: Dec 26, 2007

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Author(s): John Allen Paulos
Narrator(s): Dick Hill
Genre: Religion
Product Number DD19590
Released: Feb 15, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400106301
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Author(s): John Allen Paulos
Narrator(s): Dick Hill
Genre: Religion
Product Number Z10004619
Released: Feb 15, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400126309

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