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    DescriptionAre there any logical reasons to believe in God? The mathematician and bestselling author John Allen Paulos thinks not. In "Irreligion" he presents the case for his own world view, organizing his book into twelve chapters that refute the twelve arguments most often put forward for believing in God's existence. Interspersed among these 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'. Despite the strong influence of his day job, Paulos says, there isn't a single mathematical formula in the book.


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    Title
    Irreligion
    Subtitle
    A Mathematician Explains Why the Arguments for God Just Don't Add Up
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Allen Paulos
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 185 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780809059188
    ISBN 10: 0809059185
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.0
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HRAB
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25490
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Libri: I-RS
    B&T Approval Code: A13060000
    BISAC V2.8: REL051000
    B&T Approval Code: A13180000
    BISAC V2.8: SCI000000, MAT015000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 212/.1, 212.1
    BISAC V2.8: REL004000
    LC classification: BL2775.3 .P38 2009
    Thema V1.0: QRAB
    Edition
    1
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Hill & Wang Inc.,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Hill & Wang Inc.,U.S.
    Publication date
    25 September 2009
    Author Information
    John Allen Paulos is a professor of mathematics at Temple University. His books include the bestseller "Innumeracy: Mathematical""Illiteracy and Its Consequences "(H&W, 1988), "A Mathematician Plays the Stock Market," and "A Mathematician Reads the Newspapers."
    Review quote
    "Reasoned, cool and concise--a good-natured primer for infidels." --Kirkus Reviews "[Paulos] is as sure-footed as a tiger as he prowls through the theocratic landscape, pouncing on sloppy thinking. To a large extent he succeeds in demolishing the arguments of believers." --Phillip Manning, "The News & Observer" (Raleigh) "[Paulos] knocks the props from under the classic arguments for the existence of God . . . The book is written with a charming skepticism that is not off-putting or arrogant." --Chuck Warnock, Amicus Dei blog "Few of the recent books on atheism have been worth reading just for wit and style, but this is one of them: Paulos is truly funny." --"Publishers Weekly" ""Irreligion" will, I'm confident, take a distinguished place in what one might call the canonical literature of the New Atheism." --Norman Levitt, "eSkeptic"