A preeminent scientist and the world s most prominent atheist asserts the irrationality of belief in God, and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society, from the Crusades to 9 11 With rigor and wit, Dawkins examines God in all his forms, from the sex obsessed tyrant of the Old
The Believing Brain is bestselling author Michael Shermer s comprehensive and provocative theory on how beliefs are born, formed, reinforced, challenged, changed, and extinguished In this work synthesizing thirty years of research, psychologist, historian of science, and the world s best known
Revised and Expanded Edition In this age of supposed scientific enlightenment, many people still believe in mind reading, past life regression theory, New Age hokum, and alien abduction A no holds barred assault on popular superstitions and prejudices, with than 80,000 copies in print, Why
In the tradition of Bertrand Russell s Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris s recent bestseller The End of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man made
The Biology of Belief is a groundbreaking work in the field of New Biology Author Dr Bruce Lipton is a former medical school professor and research scientist His experiments, and that of other leading edge scientists, have examined in great detail the processes by which cells receive information.
In The End of Faith, Sam Harris delivers a startling analysis of the clash between reason and religion in the modern world He offers a vivid, historical tour of our willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefseven when these beliefs inspire the worst human atrocities While warning
Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home canned peaches and sleeping with her head for the hills bag In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and
In this provocative and headline making book, Michael Specter confronts the widespread fear of science and its terrible toll on individuals and the planet In Denialism, New Yorker staff writer Michael Specter reveals that Americans have come to mistrust institutions and especially the institution
An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies of a group of remarkable men and women Based on the National Public Radio series of the same name, This I Believe features eighty essayists from the famous to the unknown completing the thought that begins the book s title Each piece
Does science necessarily undermine faith in God Or could it actually support faith Beyond the flashpoint debates over the teaching of evolution, or stem cell research, most of us struggle with contradictions concerning life s ultimate question We know that accidents happen, but we believe we are
What beliefs are, what they do for us, how we come to hold them, and how to evaluate them Our beliefs constitute a large part of our knowledge of the world We have beliefs about objects, about culture, about the past, and about the future We have beliefs about other people, and we believe that
A lucid translation of the well known Taoist classic by a leading scholar now in a Shambhala Pocket Library edition Written than two thousand years ago, the Tao Teh Ching, or The Classic of the Way and Its Virtue, is one of the true classics of the world of spiritual literature.
A new edition covering the latest scientific research on how the brain makes us believers or skeptics Recent polls report that 96 percent of Americans believe in God, and 73 percent believe that angels regularly visit Earth Why is this Why, despite the rise of science, technology, and secular
Santa has a problem This kid Harold Santa doesn t think he s real He WANTS to believe in Harold after all, Harold is one of the most magical parts of Christmas Getting Harold s letters, eating the cookies he leaves out, feeding his carrots to the reindeer what would Christmas be without