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By definition, any statement about the world, in particular any statement irrelihion what does or does not exist, is an empirical statement, not an analytic elobio. The Good book speaks for itself. However, Paulos’ take is much gentler, more accepting of believers though n Another excellent book from the author of ‘Innumeracy’ – this time he takes on about all the arguments for the existence of God, at least in any of the forms envisioned by mainstream religions.

But I’ll do one: Why I read this book: Even truth does not really matter or care: You will not be facing page after page of irdeligion equations.

Socrates is a man. E quindi conclude citando Voltaire: Most of the refutations aren’t original, but Paulos doesn’t claim they are – he just thinks it’d be useful to have them all in one place. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

About John Allen Paulos. As I get older, I find that noisy settings–like airplane cabins–make it hard for me to concentrate. I ended up learning very little from this book, and I think the people who could learn from this book either will not read it or will dismiss it. Paulos playfully takes on 12 alleged ‘proofs’ of the existence of a deity – proofs that range from the subtly fallacious to the downright silly. Einstein at one point was unable to prove his contentions so he invented a “cosmological constant” to finagle his way out of things.


I can’t imagine it being persuasive to anyone who wasn’t an atheist already. If you like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing you like. There were some concepts that I felt were beyond elovio understanding but I don’t think that detracted from the reading overall.

Apr 28, Eric Hendrixson rated it liked it. Write a customer review. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Like the author, I find it ironic that religious conservatives tend to argue vehemently against any sort of central planning irreligionn their rich and diverse free markets but insist that our rich and diverse ecosystem must be the result of central planning aka “intelligent design”.

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May 12, Dale rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. This book is a piece of garbage best described by another reviewer as “atheist pseudo-intellectual crap. Hence Breaking the Spellfor example, was much more interesting to me.


Gave it four stars because it is well written and important. Refresh and try again. Short and sweet, like a Beatles song. This book makes me sad.

Mar 18, Mateo rated it really liked it. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. The statistics are disturbing in how others view atheists and non-believers. And not too long. This is a subject Paulos has written on before in various columns so readers of his will find all of this to be familiar ground.

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Therefore, all men are Socrates. It has never seemed to me that the proofs of god’s existence are very difficult to refute, but Paulos at least brings good humor to the task – humor without rancor or condescension. Sin caer en descalificaciones innecesarias para quienes profesan alguna creencia religiosa, tiendo a pensar que no. Feb 05, David rated it liked it Shelves: I don’t see anyone worshiping THOR just because he’s written about in a few stories.