Monday, July 7, 2014

God and the Folly of Faith: The Incompatibility of Science and Religion - Victor J. Stenger

"Puts to rest the myth that science and religion can coexist peacefully. Thoughtfully researched and delightfully readable!"
—James Craig, author of The Religion Virus

It has become the prevalent view among sociologists, historians, and some theistic scientists that religion and science have never been in serious conflict. Some even claim that Christianity was responsible for the development of science.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Atheists in America - Melanie E. Brewster

"Atheists in America—a vital new contribution to the growing literature on nonbelievers—reveals in their own words how a wide diversity of people learned to live lives of integrity and meaning without God. The book also grants readers ready to hear it the message that not only is it okay not to believe, being an atheist can be both enlightening and liberating."
Michael Shermer

This collection features more than two dozen narratives by atheists from different backgrounds across the United States. Ranging in age, race, sexual orientation, and religious upbringing, these individuals address deconversion, community building, parenting, and romantic relationships, providing a nuanced look at living without a god in a predominantly Christian nation.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (Episode 13)

 
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey has come to an end with a great finale and an important final word on the dangers of antiscientific thinking by the host Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (Episode 12)

 
Since Carl Sagan warned us about the global warming, we've burdened the atmosphere of our world with an additional 400 billion tons of carbon dioxide. If we don't change our ways, what will the planet be like in our children's future? We inherited a bountiful world made possible by a relatively stable climate. Agriculture and civilization flourished for thousands of years. And now, our carelessness and greed put all of that at risk.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon - Daniel C. Dennett (Audiobook)

For all the thousands of books that have been written about religion, few until this one have attempted to examine it scientifically: to ask why - and how - it has shaped so many lives so strongly. Is religion a product of blind evolutionary instinct or rational choice? Is it truly the best way to live a moral life?

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (Episode 11)

Are there any beings out there like us? Do they ask the same questions? Do they share our fears? Do they have heroes and adventures? If they do exist, where are they? How might they make their presence known? The eleventh episode of Cosmos answers these questions.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

New Scientist - World Without God

More and more of the world's populations is turning its back on god. In the cover story of New Scientist, deputy editor Graham Lawton asks why, and what an atheist world would really look like.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (Episode 10)

He came from the slums and was fascinated by science reading the books in the bookbinder where he worked. The tenth episode of Cosmos tells the amazing story of Faraday, the most influential scientist in history.

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