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

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Macmillan, Jun 9, 2009 - Mathematics - 176 pages
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Are 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 worldview, organizing his book into twelve chapters that refute the twelve arguments most often put forward for believing in Godís 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. Despite the strong influence of his day job, Paulos says, there isnít a single mathematical formula in the book.
  

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

User Review  - Peter - Goodreads

The arguments themselves are not original but the writing style is respectful and entertaining. I highly recommend listening to the audio version. I loved the reader's voice and talking style ... Read full review

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

User Review  - David Teachout - Goodreads

With keen wit, without going the easy way out of simple mockery, Paulos does a delightful job of breaking down the so-called "arguments" for the existence of a deity into their basic form and then ... Read full review

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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.

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