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Irreligion
A Mathematician Explains Why the
Arguments for God Just Don't Add Up
By John Allen Paulos

Irreligion (2008) - 158 pages
Irreligion at Amazon.com

Are there any logical reasons to believe in God? The mathematician and bestselling author John Allen Paulos thinks not. In Irreligionhe presents the case for his own irreligious worldview, organizing his book into a series of chapters that refute the twelve arguments most often put forward for believing in God's existence. Those arguments, Paulos relates in his characteristically lighthearted style, "range from what might be called the golden oldies of religious thought 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 arguments 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." Despite the strong influence of his day job, Paulos says, there isn't a single mathematical formula in the book.

John Allen Paulos is a professor of mathematics at Temple University. His books include the bestseller Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences (Hill and Wang, 1989), A Mathematician Plays the Stock Market, and A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper.

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Irreligion
A Mathematician Explains Why the
Arguments for God Just Don't Add Up
By John Allen Paulos

Sioux Falls Atheists endorse Irreligion for methodically
dissembling the major arguments made for a God.