Once there was a man who went searching for the true age of the earth. In his struggles to discover it, he stumbled on a grave threat. A geochemist named Clair Patterson, known as Pat, knows that everyone he sees is in danger from an invisible menace. And he's determined to put a stop to it, no matter what the cost.
Peter Boghossian’s A Manual for Creating Atheists is the perfect companion to Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion. They should be bundled like an atheist software package to reprogram minds into employing reason instead of faith, science instead of superstition.
The age and size of the cosmos are written in light. The nature of beauty and the substance of the stars, the laws of space and time, they were there all along, but we never saw them until we devised a more powerful way of seeing.
Anyone with an interest in historical methods, how historical knowledge can be justified, new applications of Bayes’s Theorem, or the study of the historical Jesus will find this book to be essential reading.Almost all experts agree that the Jesus of the Bible is a composite of myth, legend, and some historical evidence. So what can we know about the real Jesus?
Best thing we had going for us was our intelligence, especially our gift for pattern recognition, sharpened over eons of evolution. The ones who were good at spotting prey and predator, telling poisonous plants from the nourishing ones, they had a better chance to live and reproduce. We're especially good at finding patterns, even when they aren't really there something known as "false pattern recognition."