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Irreligion (Library Edition): A Mathematician Explains Why the Arguments for God Just Don't Add Up

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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 first-cause 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."

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Are there any logical reasons to believe in God? Mathematician and bestselling author John Allen Paulos thinks not, and in Irreligion he presents the case for his own worldview, refuting the twelve arguments most often put forward for believing in God's existence.

About the Author

John Allen Paulos is a professor of mathematics at Temple University. His books include the bestseller "Innumeracy: Mathematical" "Illiteracy and Its Consequences "(H&W, 1988), "A Mathematician Plays the Stock Market," and "A Mathematician Reads the Newspapers,"

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ISBN:
9781400136308
Subtitle:
A Mathematician Explains Why the Arguments for God Just Don't Add Up
Author:
Paulos, John Allen
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Hill, Dick
Publisher:
Tantor
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Atheism
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Subject:
General Religion
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Library - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20080215
Binding:
CD-audio
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.4 x 6.7 x 0.9 in 0.5 lb
Media Run Time:
240

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