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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This is a nifty little pages book that takes the major arguments for the existence of God and dispatches ep quickly and more or less painlessly, simply by examining the logic behind them. 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.

This a short book and a fairly easy read. Throughout, Paulos is contemptuous of all believers and though he can be witty most of the contempt just comes across as cruel.

The book is pleasantly and smoothly written; it deals with how none of the popular “mathematical” or “scientific” proofs of the existence of God really work from a mathematical dee scientific standpoint. Jul 30, Joel Sassone added it. Jan 31, Kokelector rated it really liked it. This wasn’t exactly news to me.

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After all, there are no new arguments. Paulos goes through these arguments one after the other, first documenting the form of the argument itself before discussing how the argument holds up. Only 2 left in stock – order soon.


Thus, for example, in discussing the Argument from Design, he doesn’t try to show how bacterial flagella or the mammalian eye could dde evolved; he points out that the general argument that things are too complex to have arisen without a designer begs the question of what “too complex” means; necessitates a greater supernatural complexity whose origins are inexplicable; and then details, from a mathematician’s perspective, how probability works in favor of, not against, evolution.

Jan 01, Shawn Patrick rated it liked it Shelves: On pagePaulos calls the belief that God is Love “equivocating” and not persuasive, but offers irrreligion explanation for this beyond making df of the syllogism, “God is love, love is blind, my uncle is blind, therefore my uncle is God.

This is a subject Paulos has written on before in various columns so readers of his will irrelifion all of this to be familiar ground. Moreover, the deity explanation would have to be such that specific additional predictions could be formed from that explanation, and those predictions could be empirically tested.

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I saw a mention of it online, either on a website or Amazon. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But seriously, eloyio Bible is fun enough to read normally without having to turn it into a math puzzle that spells out Chicago Bulls.

May 12, Dale rated it se liked it Shelves: The author is a mathematician, so I thought he would avoid low-hanging fruit and focus on the refined arguments for deism which so trouble intelligent people.

Your average atheist or agnostic already knows these arguments.

John Allen Paulos, Elogio de la irreligión

I didn’t understand the logic in it. It takes demons with nothing better to do for a few centuries to invent and sustain false religions. Now onto more in-depth books!


Nov 12, Michelle rated it did not like it.

Books by John Allen Paulos. Sin will have a whole new meaning unless you don’t really love or care for her. Apr 30, Mike de la Flor rated it really liked it. Creationists and other fundamentalists seem to have an intuitive idea that ce is so – hence the many ‘god of the gaps’ arguments for creationism and the formation of the universe.

Feb 01, Adam rated it liked it Recommends it for: Very clear, very organized. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. I hated this book and could hardly wait to finish it, made elogo finish it. 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.

The arguments are well laid out, but they are not new arguments. Share your thoughts with other customers. For people who are already avowed nonbelievers, this book is an invaluable resource to aid in breaking down and analyzing the attempts of the religious to push belief, demonstrating with each page how weak the arguments in favor of god really are. That is, irrleigion would need to be some phenomenon that is not accounted for by our physical theories, that in fact contradicts our physical theories, and that is explainable by the existence of a deity with well-defined properties.

It’s me, over here in the choir robes.