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09-07-2011, 08:08 PM
RE: I need a new book.
Anyone read "A Letter to a Christian Nation" - Sam Harris

Good/bad?
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09-07-2011, 11:06 PM
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If you like alternate history, and/or a Canadian nationalist, than ArrowDreams is a good book for you.

Hey brother christian, with your high and mighty errand, your actions speak so loud, I can't hear a word you're saying.

"This machine kills fascists..."

"Well this machine kills commies!"
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09-07-2011, 11:13 PM
RE: I need a new book.
Oops, I'm a bit late on this one. Please consider my post as these books have immensely
impacted my understanding of the world and I couldn't recommend them more strongly.

COSMOS; Carl Sagan (my favorite book of all time, absolutely wonderful, the perfect non-fiction book)
The Demon-Haunted World; Carl Sagan (a hefty lesson in skeptical inquiry and baloney detection)
Pale Blue Dot; Carl Sagan (although the majority of the book is tailored to those with an interest in astronomy, the first 5 chapters are heavily atheistic)
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors; Carl Sagan / Ann Druyan (a beautifully written book on how evolution shaped our various human behaviors)
The Dragons of Eden; Carl Sagan (Sagan's main book on evolution, I haven't finished it yet, also written beautifully and poetically)

Death by Black Hole; Neil deGrasse Tyson (a humorous / modern version of Carl Sagan's COSMOS)

The Moral Landscape; Sam Harris (also haven't finished this one, seems like Sam Harris' take on utilitarianism and morality w/o God)

Life & Time; Isaac Asimov (Asimov makes the technical side of evolution / human development incredibly simple to understand)
The Genetic Code; Isaac Asimov (an incredibly easy to understand introduction to biology / chemistry and the operations of DNA)
Of Matters Great & Small; Isaac Asimov (random tidbits about reality and how these discoveries were made through the scientific method)

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10-07-2011, 11:39 PM
RE: I need a new book.
The greatest show on earth
By Richard Dawkins

People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to us who do

-Isaac Asimov
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11-07-2011, 07:14 PM
RE: I need a new book.
The Evolution of God by Robert Wright
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12-07-2011, 11:04 AM
RE: I need a new book.
(10-07-2011 11:39 PM)thelouisianaatheist Wrote:  The greatest show on earth
By Richard Dawkins


(12-06-2011 07:23 PM)NotSoVacuous Wrote:  I've currently read "The God delusion" "The Greatest show on earth" -Richard Dawkins and "God is not great" Christopher Hitchens.

Any recommendations? As long as the book is informative. Physics? Biology? Anti-Religion?

"We Humans are capable of greatness." -Carl Sagan
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17-07-2011, 06:41 PM
RE: I need a new book.
The User Illusion: Cutting Consciousness Down to Size

I am us and we is me. ... bitches.
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18-07-2011, 01:03 AM
RE: I need a new book.
Big Bang - Simon Sing: This book highlights the history of science and the acceptance of the Big Bang theory over others like the Steady State Model and shows the evidence that caused each new idea to be recognized.

The end of faith : religion, terror, and the future of reason - Sam Harris: I haven't read it, but I have heard good reviews for it.

Also, infidels.org has a good list of books to read on the subject.

(12-07-2011 11:04 AM)NotSoVacuous Wrote:  
(10-07-2011 11:39 PM)thelouisianaatheist Wrote:  The greatest show on earth
By Richard Dawkins


(12-06-2011 07:23 PM)NotSoVacuous Wrote:  I've currently read "The God delusion" "The Greatest show on earth" -Richard Dawkins and "God is not great" Christopher Hitchens.

Any recommendations? As long as the book is informative. Physics? Biology? Anti-Religion?
Lol. Actually, those are pretty much the only books on atheism that I've read, either (not counting biology and general science).
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