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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Or how Christianity has played out over the last 20 centuries. Well, now I know why, because I didn’t get it and neither did elohio.

But that’s probably way over any atheists head – but fun to think about on their deathbeds. Alas, this emaciated volume is yet another primer for arguing with fundies on the internet. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Are you an author? Want to Read saving…. Erase una vez un numero: He runs through the various arguments for the existence of God, and points out the fallacies in each.

Elogio de la Irreligion

My 16 year old son read it and told me “don’t read it! The latter arguments, Paulos relates in his characteristically lighthearted style, “range from what might be called golden oldies to those with a more contemporary beat.

Okay lets try one more – just to see how systematic professor Paulos really is: Every time his big mathematician brain starts going down an interesting path, as with his thoughts on complexity and the amusing possibility of an emergent god, he changes the subject to miracles or Bible codes or something else beneath him and his readers.


You will not be facing page after page of complex equations. Get to Know Us. If I’d read the first chapter before buying, I would have been less disappointed, but the title suggested that I would learn something, if not about religious argument, then about math.

Therefore, all men are Socrates.

I can’t think of what else would make Dawkins and John Allen spend so little time on their actual areas of expertise? However, have no fear! Still, this is a different take on a subject that has seen dozens of new works in recent years. Sin caer en descalificaciones innecesarias para quienes profesan alguna creencia religiosa, tiendo a pensar que no.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. But that’s mostly theologically incorrect. The Good book speaks for itself. So contemporary believers either stick with that story, or replace it with a sort of fuzzy ‘god is everywhere as a kind of spirit’ concept, which inherently has no explanatory value whatsoever. Limitandosi quasi unicamente al dio dei monoteismi trascendenti, ovvero a quello cristiano. In each chapter, Paulos picks krreligion a famous argument for God’s existence, then states the almost-as-famous refutation in his own words.

It introduced me to some interesting arguments that I hadn’t heard previously. This is irreligioj nifty little pages book that takes the major arguments for the existence of God and dispatches them quickly and more or less painlessly, simply by examining the logic behind them.


Apr 30, Mike de la Flor rated it really liked it. We all know Stalin is a better example anyway.

No trivia or quizzes yet. People often believe what they want to believe without any attempt at verification. The most telling chapter was the last – Athiests, Agnostics, and “Brights”. I didn’t understand the logic in it. But I can hope. Even when the logic gets a little too text-book-y, Paulos returns with some nicely concise prose. Irreliigion less than original but concise and approachable summary of rebuttals to arguments for the existence of god.


But seriously, the Bible is fun enough to read normally without having to turn it into a math puzzle that spells out Chicago Bulls. Short and sweet, like a Beatles song. He’s generally pretty careful, as you’d expect a mathematician to be, but he does at one point make the extremely silly mistake of assuming perfect mixing of irdeligion populations when calculating descendents. Only 3 left in stock – order soon. E quindi conclude citando Voltaire: Preview — Irreligion by John Allen Paulos.

Here’s some deep thoughts: For some unknowable reason, when you give a negative review to a book, Goodreads goes ahead and recommends irrfligion of them.

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.

Aug 05, Jay Cole rated it really liked it Shelves: Paulos comes back again and again to what is “persuasive” without delving any deeper into what persuasion entails.