Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
"The book that made me."
In 1802 the Rev. William Paley's argued in Natural Theology that just as finding a watch would lead you to conclude that a watchmaker must exist, the complexity of living organisms proves that a Creator exists.
Not so, says Richard Dawkins, and in this brilliant and controversial book, the acclaimed evolutionary biologist sets out to demonstrate that the theory of evolution by natural selection - the unconscious, automatic, blind yet essentially non-random process discovered by Charles Darwin - is the only answer to the biggest question of all: why do we exist?
Monday, May 20, 2013
God Hates You, Hate Him Back makes the ultimate case for the claim that the God of the Bible is the most wicked character in the pages of history. With a wit as dry as a martini, and the cross examination techniqyes of a seasoned lawyer, CJ Werleman lays out all sixty-six chapters of the Bible to present an irrefutable argument that indeed God hates us all.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Darwin, God and the Meaning of Life: How Evolutionary Theory Undermines Everything You Thought You Knew - Steve Stewart-Williams
—Dierk von Behrens, The Australian Humanist
If you accept evolutionary theory, can you also believe in God? Are human beings superior to other animals, or is this just a human prejudice? Does Darwin have implications for heated issues like euthanasia and animal rights? Does evolution tell us the purpose of life, or does it imply that life has no ultimate purpose? Does evolution tell us what is morally right and wrong, or does it imply that ultimately nothing is right or wrong?
Friday, April 12, 2013
The Mind of the Market: How Biology and Psychology Shape Our Economic Lives - Michael Shermer (Audiobook)
How did we make the leap from ancient hunter-gatherers to modern consumers, and why do people get so emotional about financial decisions? The national bestseller The Mind of the Market uncovers the evolutionary roots of our economic behavior.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
In this, his last novel, José Saramago daringly reimagines the characters and narratives of the Old Testament through the story of Cain.
Monday, April 8, 2013
It's been a while since the last Weekly Updates, sorry for the delay. All Carl Sagan books were re-upped this week and I added epub or new versions, if there is available. Two important documentaries were added, The Four Horsemen and Jesus Camp (it's English and Spanish dual audio with 15 language subtitles). Don't miss the Carl Sagan tribute by Benn Jordan. A rare gem!