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11-02-2013, 09:16 PM
Suggested Reading Material
Hey Everyone!

Does anyone out there have any suggestions about any atheist/science books I should look into?
I am trying to gather Hitchen's bibliography, but is there anything else that would be a good read?

Thanks in advance! Smile
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11-02-2013, 09:39 PM
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Hi,

Love Hitchens...you can find a lot of stuff on Itunes where he speaks both in debates and speeches. Good listening!

Also we have a list that has been put together by some members that should keep you busy!

And welcome.

http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/forum/...ce-Library

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11-02-2013, 10:02 PM
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(11-02-2013 09:16 PM)Julie15 Wrote:  Hey Everyone!

Does anyone out there have any suggestions about any atheist/science books I should look into?
I am trying to gather Hitchen's bibliography, but is there anything else that would be a good read?

Thanks in advance! Smile
Books by Carl Sagan, Richard Dawkins, Victor Stenger are among my favorites.


How much science education do you have?

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12-02-2013, 07:37 AM
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I don't have any formal science education --I have a degree in History and Education.
(11-02-2013 10:02 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(11-02-2013 09:16 PM)Julie15 Wrote:  Hey Everyone!

Does anyone out there have any suggestions about any atheist/science books I should look into?
I am trying to gather Hitchen's bibliography, but is there anything else that would be a good read?

Thanks in advance! Smile
Books by Carl Sagan, Richard Dawkins, Victor Stenger are among my favorites.


How much science education do you have?
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12-02-2013, 07:45 AM
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(12-02-2013 07:37 AM)Julie15 Wrote:  I don't have any formal science education --I have a degree in History and Education.
(11-02-2013 10:02 PM)Chas Wrote:  Books by Carl Sagan, Richard Dawkins, Victor Stenger are among my favorites.


How much science education do you have?

I will suggest two books to get started:

The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, Carl Sagan

A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson (get the illustrated edition)

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14-02-2013, 10:01 AM
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All good mixes of science and explanations of how/why God didn't do it.

Inevitably, there are points when some of the subject matter can be difficult to follow, but it's worth it to try to keep up. (And if you want to skip a page or two, you will be forgiven. lol)

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18-02-2013, 01:20 AM
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I usually recommend The Magic of Reality by Dawkins to people who are just starting to delve into science. I know it was meant to be geared towards young adults, but I am really impressed by it. The tone doesn't talk down to the reader, and it is an entertaining read... and it has pictures Smile
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19-02-2013, 08:32 AM
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Was going to suggest Victor Stenger's "God: The Failed Hypotheses", which I'm reading now. But I've been beaten to it. My only problem with the book is that it focuses mainly on the god of Judeo-Christian mythology and not the existence of a god in general. But it's a good book, that really responds to people who claim "you can't prove god doesn't exist" or "you can't prove a negative".

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20-02-2013, 07:20 PM
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Oh Richard Dawkins teach me in your ways of truth for life,logic, spirituality, everything. you are so amazing and you hold all truths of all reality in all universes. is it possible that you're a deity? Sometimes I feel like someone is laying next to me at night And often times I often dream its you. Im male and I want to know all there is to know about touching other males! I want to feel the warmth of your hand on my skin... Please!
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20-02-2013, 08:10 PM
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A Universe From Nothing by Lawrence Krauss
and
The Grand Design by Stephan Hawking

2.5 billion seconds total
1.67 billion seconds conscious

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