Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Trick or Treatment: The Undeniable Facts About Alternative Medicine - Simon Singh, Edzard Ernst

"Entertaining as well as informative. . . . The examination of evidence is comprehensive, forensic, and for champions of these therapies, damning."

Prince Charles is a staunch defender and millions of people swear by it; most UK doctors consider it to be little more than superstition and a waste of money. But how do you know which treatments really heal and which are potentially harmful?

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue - Sam Harris, Maajid Nawaz

"In this gem of a book the authors lay it all out and set the rest of us a great example: that an incisive debate on Islam between a believer and a non-believer is attainable. Given the importance and the urgency of the topic, we must all read it and follow in their footsteps."
Ayaan Hirsi Ali

In this short book, Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz invite you to join an urgently needed conversation: Is Islam a religion of peace or war? Is it amenable to reform? Why do so many Muslims seem drawn to extremism? What do words like Islamism, jihadism, and fundamentalism mean in today’s world?

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans - David Niose

"This excellent book is simultaneously disturbing and reassuring."
 —Richard Dawkins

In Nonbeliever Nation, leading secular advocate David Niose calls for nonreligious Americans from all backgrounds to step out of the shadows and signal their opposition to the long-dominant Religious Right.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science - Richard Dawkins (Audiobook)

On the publication of his tenth book, the smash hit, The God Delusion, a "resounding trumpet blast for truth" (Matt Ridley), Richard Dawkins was catapulted from mere intellectual stardom into a circle of celebrity thinkers dubbed, "The New Atheists" - including Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Ancestors in Our Genome: The New Science of Human Evolution - Eugene E. Harris

In Ancestors in Our Genome, molecular anthropologist Eugene E. Harris presents us with a complete and up-to-date account of the evolution of the human genome and our species.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science - Richard Dawkins

"Richard always writes like he’s telling you a story, which is why so many of us non-science people understand science better than we used to. But when the story is his own life, it’s doubly compelling."
Bill Maher

In this hugely entertaining sequel to the New York Times bestselling memoir An Appetite for Wonder, Richard Dawkins delves deeply into his intellectual life spent kick-starting new conversations about science, culture, and religion and writing yet another of the most audacious and widely read books of the twentieth century—The God Delusion.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart: Rewriting the Ten Commandments for the Twenty-first Century - Lex Bayer, John Figdor

"Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart delivers compelling answers to the simple question of what we should each believe. This easily understandable yet profound guide will leave you inspired to define your own beliefs."
—Peter Boghossian, author of A Manual for Creating Atheists
Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart asks an essential question for the 45 million Americans who self-identify as nonreligious: “So, you don’t believe in God; now what?” This question is increasingly important, as one-third of young adults under the age of thirty consider themselves nonreligious. With a scientific eye and an empathetic heart, the authors turn conventional perceptions about atheism on their head. They show that atheism need not be reactionary (against religion and God), but rather that it can offer a clear set of constructive principles to live by, which establish atheism as a positive worldview. 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

This Idea Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress - John Brockman (Audiobook + E-book)

Reporting from the cutting edge of scientific discovery, today's visionary thinkers target the greatest roadblocks to innovation. John Brockman, publisher of the online salon Edge.org ("the world's smartest website"—The Guardian), asked 175 of the world's most influential scientists, economists, artists, and philosophers: What scientific idea is ready for retirement?

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom - Michael Shermer (Audiobook + E-book)

"Michael Shermer is a beacon of reason in an ocean of irrationality."
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Bestselling author Michael Shermer's exploration of science and morality that demonstrates how the scientific way of thinking has made people, and society as a whole, more moral.

Monday, September 14, 2015

The Bible Delusion: Why Belief in the Infallible Word of God is a Delusion - Will Foote

The Bible story of the Deluge is at once the biggest and the most ridiculous in the whole volume. Any person who reads it with the eyes of common sense, and some slight knowledge of science, must admit that it is altogether incredible and absurd, and that the book which contains it cannot be the Word of God.

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