Irreligion (Compact Disc)

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

By John Allen Paulos, Dick Hill (Narrated by)

Tantor Audio, 9781400106301

Publication Date: February 15, 2008

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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.

About the Author

John Allen Paulos, an award-winning writer, popular public speaker, and professor of math at Temple University in Philadelphia, is the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Innumeracy" and "A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper."

Reader of over four hundred audiobooks, Dick Hill has won three coveted Audie Awards and been nominated numerous times. He is also the recipient of several "AudioFile" Earphones Awards. "AudioFile" includes Dick on their prestigious list of Golden Voices.

Praise For Irreligion: A Mathematician Explains Why the Arguments for God Just Don't Add Up

"Paulos is truly funny.... This little book...provides both atheists and religious apologists some digestible food for thought." ---Publishers Weekly