Enjoying this preview? Become a member to read the full title. Join today and read free for 30 days. Need help? Start Your Free Trial. Elogio de La Irreligion. Elogio de la irreligion/ Irreligion: Un Matematico explica por que los argumentos a favor de la existencia de Dios, sencillamente, no se sostienenA Why the. Elogio de la irreligión by Paulos, John Allen and a great selection of similar Used , New and Collectible Books available now at

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Nov 17, Emma rated it liked it Recommends it for: He refutes them effectively but in the standard manner.

I have been a long time fan of John Allen Paulos ‘s Innumeracy: For people who are already avowed nonbelievers, this book is an invaluable resource to aid i Written by a mathematician who went out of his way to refrain altogether 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.

On the other hand, purely analytical proofs can tell us nothing about the world. This a short book and a fairly easy read. It seems John Allen is desperately hoping that none of his readers will actually study Theology in any depths. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Jan 04, Eliot Parulidae rated it it was ok Shelves: Not even anything conclusive really – like i said “My faith is perfectly in tack.

Here’s some deep thoughts: Low to High Price: But after reviewing I realize that most of these arguments are really NOT worth discussing.

Product details Paperback Publisher: NO math or science here really.

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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The question of whether the fifth postulate holds in the real world is one that can only be decided by observation of the real world. Everything in its’ epogio path is up for grabs. Argument From Subjectivity Chapter Paulos goes through these arguments one after the other, first documenting the form of the argument itself before discussing how the argument holds up.


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The thing I liked most about the book was that Paulos summarized most of the proofs in syllogistic form, to help expose the flaws in the proofs. Gave it four stars because it is well written and important.

On pagePaulos calls the belief that God is Love “equivocating” and not persuasive, but offers no explanation for this beyond making fun of the syllogism, “God is love, love is blind, my uncle is blind, therefore my uncle is God.

The book is pleasantly and smoothly written; it deals with how none of the popular “mathematical” or “scientific” proofs of th Why I read this book: I saw a mention of it online, either on a website or Amazon. Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography.

This is a fun take on debunking the arguments for the existence of God from a mathematician’s point of view. Easier to read than most books of this genre, at times the author does wander off a bit with difficult references.

Paulos has a sense of humor. Still, this is a different take on a subject that has seen dozens of new works in recent years. Oh, i’m sure atheists claim to be an expert in this area, but any quick conversation usually just shows their frustration with anything that calls sin what it actually is. He delivers what he promised. I believe there’s a place for their outlooks, because as they note, a large share of the human suffering in the world is rooted in religion.

Making it easier to read would have made it easier for the reader to understand his point of view. Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


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Apr 28, Eric Hendrixson rated it liked it. I agree with Paulos in that I am also not too fond of the name “Brights”, but maybe it’ll catch on. He’s a numbers guy and his reasoning will appeal primarily to students of mathematics or logic. Which leads us to John’s desperate for any material to fill this atheistic propaganda pamphlet chapter on: It has never seemed to me that the 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.

High to Low Avg. I can’t think of what else would make Dawkins and John Allen spend so little time on their actual areas of expertise? The Nation that shouldn’t be – and yet there it is, doing what the Bible said it would over years ago.

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.

May God Bless you! Erase una vez un numero: Learn more at Author Central. I don’t know if I would put it up as something for a philosopher per se to read. Ultimately I found the book disappointing.