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It has never seemed to me that irreligionn proofs of god’s existence are very difficult to refute, but Paulos a Paulos playfully takes on 12 alleged ‘proofs’ of the existence of a deity – proofs that range from the subtly fallacious to the downright silly.

Death does not care. He runs through the various arguments for the existence of God, and points out the fallacies in each. Manufacturer warranty may not apply Learn more about Amazon Global Store.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Toward the middle of the book, Paulos acknowledges the metaphor of a person with perfect pitch trying to explain music to someone who is tone deaf, but he then pivots to an analogy of sightedness v. Jan 04, Eliot Parulidae rated it it was ok Shelves: But I’ll do one: For some unknowable reason, when you give a negative review to a book, Goodreads goes ahead and recommends more of them. Hardcoverpages. They make the book too easy to dismiss, which is unfortunate, since his descriptions of the arguments and the rebuttals are sometimes especially useful.


I am quite sure Mr Paulos could make a convincing argument that I don’t exist even as I write this. Quite fun, but skates very fast over a lot of the arguments. It is a short engaging work. Review This Product No reviews yet – be the first to create one!

Paulos has a sense of humor.

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I had hope for this one when I put it on hold at the library. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. The most telling chapter was the last – Athiests, Agnostics, and “Brights”. Special attention irreligoon paid to topics, arguments, and questions that spring from his incredulity “not only about religion but also about others’ credulity. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Far from being an extremist about religion, Paulos’ tone is that of a man who sees danger in the forceful side of religion and simply wishes to arm those who do not wish to be forced.

I came away from the book feeling confused and not sure what the author’s intention of writing the book was – to prove the non-existence of God or to show the incredulity of believers’ arguments? But that’s probably way over any atheists head – but fun to think about on e,ogio deathbeds. However, Paulos’ take is much gentler, more accepting of believers though n Another excellent book from the author of ‘Innumeracy’ – this time he takes on about all the arguments for the existence of God, at least in any of the forms envisioned by mainstream religions.

It has never seemed to me that the proofs of god’s existence are very difficult to refute, but Paulos at least brings good humor to the task – humor without rancor or condescension. Written by a mathematician who went out of his way to refrain lw from using formulas and equations and stick strictly to prose, this charming book is a humble refutation of a collection of the most common arguments in favor of the existence of god.


Yes, all th This small, breezy book covers many of the main arguments for god. The author’s arguments appear to be jumbled up and somewhat inconclusive, ending sometimes in jest, which further devalued his assertions.

Mathematician and bestselling author John Allen Paulos thinks not. Return to Book Page. Apr 18, Rod rated it did not like it Shelves: Tusquets June 1, Language: Paulos goes through these arguments one after the other, first documenting the form of the argument itself before d how the argument holds up. And not too long.

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But after reviewing I realize that most of these arguments are really NOT worth discussing. I found it on my shelves and read it as I enjoyed other more mathematical books by Paulos.

It seems John Allen is desperately hoping that none of his readers will actually study Theology in any depths. This wasn’t exactly news to me.