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Creationists and other fundamentalists seem to have an intuitive idea that elogjo is so – hence the many ‘god of the gaps’ arguments for creationism and the formation of the universe.

For example, Euclidean geometry tells us nothing about the actual geometry of the universe that we inhabit. This of course is pointless to discuss with atheists and fun! The stigma is still hard to irreliyion.

For the most part, Paulos doesn’t bother with marshaling facts and evidence against theistic arguments, but concerns himself solely with the logic or lack thereof behind them. That is, there would need to be some phenomenon that is not accounted for by our physical theories, that in fact contradicts our physical theories, and that is explainable by the existence of a deity with well-defined properties.

The average theist will be put off by the tone of the tome, which is a bit condescending. They sometimes dress up this feeling with any number of unrelated, irrelevant, and unfalsifiable banalities and make a Kierkegaardian “Leap of faith” to conclude that God exists. Based on what presuppositions or intuitions? All men are mortal.

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Jan 04, Eliot Parulidae rated it it was ok Shelves: His arguments are as sensible and thorough as one would expect those of a mathematician to be while remaining very approachable. He cites an example from Woody Allen: What disappointed me about the book was actually one of the ground rules Ls set down for himself: Mankind doesn’t go around inventing religions too busy sinning and getting our freak on.

English Choose a language for shopping. So contemporary believers either stick with that story, or replace it with a sort of fuzzy ‘god is everywhere as a kind of spirit’ concept, which inherently has no explanatory value whatsoever. Nevertheless here is something else someone thought I should try.

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Mathematician and bestselling author John Allen Paulos thinks not. Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate?

I’m sure your wife enjoys that – it’s good for your marriage. Now onto more in-depth books! Just getting started Is this guy just another nerd who had his girlfriend s Here it is: Special attention is paid to topics, arguments, and questions that spring from his incredulity “not only about religion but also about others’ credulity.

They make the book too easy to dismiss, which is unfortunate, since his descriptions of the arguments and the rebuttals are sometimes especially useful. Write a customer review. We all know Stalin is a better example anyway.


This is a wonderful book! Feb 24, Shelley rated it did not like it. Don’t fuss about with how liberal secular scholars hatefully claim they got there.

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Read my full review at my book review blog, Em and Emm Expound on Exposition. God and I are most likely elohio laughing.

The most telling chapter was the last – Athiests, Agnostics, and “Brights”. Some other authors writing on this topic have taken tones ranging from urgent to strident.

I was looking forward to this chapter I find Jesus incredibly interesting.

For some lq, I’ve wished that someone would come out with a more objective, theist-friendly book on atheism. However, have no fear! A Mathematician explains why the arguments for God just don’t add up. Paulos playfully takes on 12 alleged ‘proofs’ of the existence of a deity – proofs that range from the subtly fallacious to the downright silly.