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Varieties of Scientific Experience

The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for Goded. Ann Druyan, © 2006304 pages In 1985, Carl Sagan delivered a series of lectures to the University of Glasgow on the general subject of natural theology, or … Continue reading

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The Age of Voltaire

The Age of Voltaire: A History of Civilization in Western Europe from 1715 to 1756898 pages© 1965 Will and Ariel Durant             The ninth work in Will Durant’s sweeping Story of Civilization, The Age of Voltaire picks up … Continue reading

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The Bonobo and the Atheist

The Bonobo and the Atheist: in Search of Humanism Among the Primates © 2013 Frans de Waal313 pages  Frans de Waal has written extensively on moral instincts within the great apes, in books like Good natured and Primates and Philosophers. In The … Continue reading

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Religion for Atheists

Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer’s Guide to the Uses of Religion© 2012 Alain de Botton320 pages What were we doing when we unchained this earth from its sun? Whither is it moving now? Whither are we moving? Away from all suns? … Continue reading

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Infernova

Infernova: An Infidel Reinvents Dante’s Hell© S.A. Alenthony220 pages Go to Hell. Go there with Mark Twain. In fact, let him give you a tour of Hell. It’s actually the kind of place he approves of, because in an ironic twist, … Continue reading

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American Infidel

American Infidel: Robert G. Ingersoll© Orvin Larson 1962 / republished 1993 by FFRF Inc316 pages Robert Green Ingersoll has long been a personal hero of mine, so when during the course of a class on the Gilded Age I was … Continue reading

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The Best of Robert Ingersoll

The Best of Robert Ingersoll© 1993 Roger Greely175 pages This week, I was able to read through a collection of quotations by Robert G. Ingersoll under the title of “best of”. The quotations are introduced by a biographical essay of … Continue reading

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