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Planet of the apes

Stephen Cave - Financial Times - 21 August 2012 Comments

What we really know about our evolutionary past – and what we don’t E volving: The Human Effect and Why it Matters , by Daniel J Fairbanks, Prometheus Books, RRP£16.99/$19, 352 pages ...

TAGGED: BOOKS, EVOLUTION, REVIEWS

Magic at Every Age A review of Richard Dawkins, The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True.

Stacy L. Memering,Viviana A. Weekes-Shackelford,Todd K. Shackelford - Evolutionary Psychology - 16 August 2012 Comments

What’s Out There Now There are nearly a dozen books published by Richard Dawkins on the shelves today,each built with passion, eloquence, and facts to expand your mind and instill a fresh respect...

TAGGED: BOOKS, REVIEWS, RICHARD DAWKINS

The Magic of Reality by Richard Dawkins

Oliver Kamm - The Times - 21 July 2012 Comments

Few scientists manage to reach a huge popular audience. Even among them Richard Dawkins is distinctive for the clarity and elegance of his prose. The Magic of Reality , an introduction to science,...

TAGGED: BOOKS, REVIEWS, RICHARD DAWKINS

Dear believers: Blasphemy is good for you

John Gray - The Globe and Mail - 05 July 2012 Comments

Title: The Future of Blasphemy Speaking of the Sacred in an Age of Human Rights Author: Austin Dacey Near the end of this bracingly provocative and forcefully argued book, Austin Dacey quotes a...

TAGGED: BLASPHEMY, BOOKS, REVIEWS

How the Blind Watchmaker Made Eyes

Donald Prothero - eSkeptic - 05 July 2012 Comments

S ince the days of Darwin, eyes and evolution have been an irresistible topic for scientists and amateur authors alike. British biologist St. George Jackson Mivart was initially a supporter of...

TAGGED: BOOKS, EVOLUTION, REVIEWS

South Carolina’s Secular Crusader

Laura Paull - Tablet - 26 June 2012 Comments

The 2012 presidential race has brought religion into politics on an explicit level, as the candidates have competed to establish their bona fides as believers and defend their religious...

TAGGED: BOOKS, REVIEWS

“Freedom of Religion & The Secular State” By Russell Blackford – Book Review

Steven Paul Leiva - Atheists Unitied - 24 June 2012 Comments

Throughout most of history it has been easy for people to assume — and accept — the existence of gods or, later, a god, and the religions they engendered. Even in the beginning of this assumption,...

TAGGED: BOOKS, REVIEWS

Book Review: Freedom of Religion & The Secular State

Bruce Everett - Rousing Departures - 12 April 2012 11 Comments

Freedom of Religion & The Secular State , by Russell Blackford. Publisher: John Wiley and Sons. Philosopher and self-styled whipping boy, Michael Ruse, once described Russell Blackford...

TAGGED: BOOKS, RELIGION, REVIEWS, SECULARISM

Herb Silverman champions atheism with wit and warmth

Will Moredock - Charleston City Paper - 06 April 2012 10 Comments

Making it Safe for Nonbelievers Herb Silverman has been a busy man lately. When I caught up with him last week, South Carolina's leading atheist was just back from the Reason Rally in Washington,...

TAGGED: BOOKS, REVIEWS

Russel Blackford reviews Attack of the Theocrats

Russell Blackford - Metamagician and the Hellfireclub - 29 March 2012 24 Comments

I've been reading Attack of the Theocrats: How the Religious Right Harms Us All - and What We Can Do About It , by Sean Faircloth. As a book written in defence of secularism, it's of particular...

TAGGED: BOOKS, REVIEWS

Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless

Greta Christina - Kindle - 20 March 2012 89 Comments

Available for Kindle now, available later this year in print and also on B&N Nook Why are atheists angry? Is it because they're selfish, joyless, lacking in meaning, and alienated from God?...

TAGGED: ATHEISM, BOOKS, REVIEWS

Sean Faircloth talks about Catholicism at Notre Dame

Jerry Coyne - Why Evolution Is True - 13 March 2012 9 Comments

Sean Faircloth is former director of the Secular Coalition for America (SCA) and now Director of Strategy and Policy at the Richard Dawkins Foundation. He was brought up in a Catholic...

TAGGED: BOOKS, JERRY COYNE, REVIEWS

Book Review: "Faircloth lays waste to... canard" of "a Christian nation."

Edward Morris - ForeWord Reviews - 02 March 2012 13 Comments

On December 19, 2011, a Nashville newspaper carried a story about the construction of an all-faiths chapel at the nearby Fort Campbell military base that will cost taxpayers $8.4 million. A smaller...

TAGGED: BOOKS, REVIEWS

Religion for Atheists: a Non-Believer’s Guide to the Uses of Religion

Reviewed by John Gray - New Statesman - 21 February 2012 56 Comments

Religion for Atheists: a Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion Alain de Botton Hamish Hamilton, 320pp, £18.99 “Religion," writes Alain de Botton, "is above all a symbol of what exceeds us and...

TAGGED: ATHEISM, BOOKS, RELIGION, REVIEWS

Faircloth discusses his new book "Attack of the Theocrats: How the Religious Right Harms Us All & What We Can Do About It."

Sean Faircloth - Pitchstone Publishing - 10 February 2012 43 Comments

Faircloth's book describes many unjust religiously biased laws harming people, sometimes children. He exposes Members of Congress who support theocratic ideas, then offers a Ten Point Vision of a...

TAGGED: BOOKS, REVIEWS

How to Dispel Your Illusions

- - The New York Review of Books - 05 February 2012 21 Comments

We previously posted an article about his book here In 1955, when Daniel Kahneman was twenty-one years old, he was a lieutenant in the Israeli Defense Forces. He was given the job of setting up a...

TAGGED: BOOKS, PSYCHOLOGY, REVIEWS

“It’s Part of their Culture” - Reading Nick Cohen in the light of the Jaipur affair [Also in Polish]

Richard Dawkins - RD.net - 02 February 2012 91 Comments

“It’s Part of their Culture” Reading Nick Cohen in the light of the Jaipur affair By Richard Dawkins I have just returned from the Jaipur Literary Festival, infamous for the recent...

TAGGED: BOOKS, REVIEWS, RICHARD DAWKINS

A Universe From Nothing - Review

Samantha Nelson - A.V. Club - 25 January 2012 19 Comments

click the image below to go to the RD.net article and purchase In 2009, the Richard Dawkins Foundation posted a video of a Lawrence M. Krauss lecture on YouTube. His discussion of how science says...

TAGGED: BOOKS, LAWRENCE M. KRAUSS, PHYSICS, REVIEWS, SPACE

Candidate Without A Prayer: An Autobiography of a Jewish Atheist in the Bible Belt

Herb Silverman - Pitchstone Publishing - 08 January 2012 14 Comments

Publication date June 15th, 2012. You can preorder through the Amazon links below In this deeply revealing and engaging autobiography, Herb Silverman tells his iconoclastic life story. He takes...

TAGGED: BOOKS, REVIEWS, RICHARD DAWKINS

Why We Lie

John Horgan - The New York Times - 24 December 2011 48 Comments

“This is a remarkable book, by a uniquely brilliant scientist. Robert Trivers has a track record of producing highly original ideas, which have gone on to stimulate much research. His Darwinian...

TAGGED: BOOKS, EVOLUTION, PSYCHOLOGY, REVIEWS