God's Debris by Scott Adams

God's Debris by Scott Adams

Very fast read (almost a "booklet"). Gets you thinking about things you may not have considered before. Adams challenges you to find the flaws that he knows are buried in what is presented.

  • Rather than taking the Dawkins, Dennet, Hitchens approach on "religion as irrationality" argument, Shermer, the founder of the Skeptics Society, takes a look at why we believe, how we believe and the benefits and dangers of faith.... Rather than taking the Dawkins, Dennet, Hitchens approach on "religion as irrationality" argument, Shermer, the founder of the Skeptics Society, takes a look at why we believe, how we believe and the benefits and dangers of faith. He maintains that science and faith are compatible and can be mutually supportive for the individual, but often in conflict when it involves fundamentalism or literalism. A brilliant book about the origin of faith and religion, he leaves it up to the reader to be inspired by what and how they believe

  • Behe's book, Darwin's Black Box was an interesting case of what he calls "irreducible complexity". The basic idea is that there are things in the natural world that are so complex, that natural selection cannot be the causing age... Behe's book, Darwin's Black Box was an interesting case of what he calls "irreducible complexity". The basic idea is that there are things in the natural world that are so complex, that natural selection cannot be the causing agent, hence, he deduces an intelligent designer. It's a well written book and at times, a good critique on evolution, however, what this book lacks is real evidence for intelligent design. Unfortunately, because science is empirical in nature, and naturalistic in scope, any claims of the supernatural cannot be tested, repeated or measured... and this is what Behe's book and intelligent design lacks. The core argument sets up a dichotomy that says "there are problems with evolution and natural selection... so intelligent design must be right". It describes some of the problems with evolution, but brings no positive evidence for intelligent design (ID). Overall, an interesting read, but more hypothetical and philosophical than scientific.

  • Daniel Dennett's book, Darwin's Dangerous Idea is a brilliantly written book about not just evolution, but the social implications of naturalism, science and evolution. Dennett's a brilliant and evocative philosopher, a witty... Daniel Dennett's book, Darwin's Dangerous Idea is a brilliantly written book about not just evolution, but the social implications of naturalism, science and evolution. Dennett's a brilliant and evocative philosopher, a witty public speaker and an apologist for reason and rationality. This book is a must read... absolutely.

  • A very fast and entertaining read and may stimulate some brain cells along the way. Read "God's Debris" first just to get a bit of background. I also highly recommend Scott Adams blog where he talks about random things includin... A very fast and entertaining read and may stimulate some brain cells along the way. Read "God's Debris" first just to get a bit of background. I also highly recommend Scott Adams blog where he talks about random things including concepts discussed in this book. In the blog you'll see the funny side of Scott Adams, too. There is no humor in these two books (or it's just too subtle for me).

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