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Irreligion - A Mathematician Explains Why the Arguments for God Just Don't Add Up

John Allen Paulos

A lifelong unbeliever finds no reason to change his mind. Are there any logical reasons to believe in God? Mathematician and bestselling author John Allen Paulos thinks not. In Irreligion he presents the case for his own worldview, organizing his book into twelve chapters that refute the twelve arguments most often put forward for believing in God's existence. The latter arguments, Paulos relates in his characteristically lighthearted style, "range from what might be called golden oldies to those with a more contemporary beat. On the playlist are the first-cause argument, the argument from design, the ontological argument, arguments from faith and biblical codes, the argument from the anthropic principle, the moral universality argument, and others." Interspersed among his twelve counterarguments are remarks on a variety of irreligious themes, ranging from the nature of miracles and creationist probability to cognitive illusions and prudential wagers. Special attention is paid to topics, arguments, and questions that spring from his incredulity "not only about religion but also about others' credulity."

A lifelong unbeliever finds no reason to change his mind. Are there any logical reasons to believe in God? Mathematician and bestselling author John Allen Paulos thinks not. In Irreligion he presents the case for his own worldview, organizing his book into twelve chapters that refute the twelve arguments most often put forward for believing in God's existence. The latter arguments, Paulos relates in his characteristically lighthearted style, "range from what might be called golden oldies to those with a more contemporary beat. On the playlist are the first-cause argument, the argument from design, the ontological argument, arguments from faith and biblical codes, the argument from the anthropic principle, the moral universality argument, and others." Interspersed among his twelve counterarguments are remarks on a variety of irreligious themes, ranging from the nature of miracles and creationist probability to cognitive illusions and prudential wagers. Special attention is paid to topics, arguments, and questions that spring from his incredulity "not only about religion but also about others' credulity."
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A lifelong unbeliever finds no reason to change his mind. Are there any logical reasons to believe in God? Mathematician and bestselling author John Allen Paulos thinks not. In Irreligion he presents the case for his own worldview, organizing his book into twelve chapters that refute the twelve arguments most often put forward for believing in God's existence. The latter arguments, Paulos relates in his characteristically lighthearted style, "range from what might be called golden oldies to those with a more contemporary beat. On the playlist are the first-cause argument, the argument from design, the ontological argument, arguments from faith and biblical codes, the argument from the anthropic principle, the moral universality argument, and others." Interspersed among his twelve counterarguments are remarks on a variety of irreligious themes, ranging from the nature of miracles and creationist probability to cognitive illusions and prudential wagers. Special attention is paid to topics, arguments, and questions that spring from his incredulity "not only about religion but also about others' credulity."

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dick Hill

Length:

4h 11m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

15:20


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:57


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:48


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

00:26