A Mathematician Explains Why the Arguments for God Just Don't Add Up

Hardcover, 176 pages

English language

Published Dec. 26, 2007 by Hill and Wang.

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Are there any logical reasons to believe in God? Mathematician Paulos thinks not. Here he presents the case for his own worldview, organizing his book into twelve chapters that refute the twelve arguments most often put forward for believing in God's existence. Interspersed among his twelve counterarguments are remarks on a variety of irreligious themes, ranging from the nature of miracles and creationist probability to cognitive illusions and prudential wagers. Special attention is paid to topics, arguments, and questions that spring from his incredulity "not only about religion but also about others' credulity." Despite the strong influence of his day job, Paulos says, there isn't a single mathematical formula in the book.--From publisher description

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  • Atheism
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  • Religion
  • Religion - Socialissues
  • Religion - World Religions
  • God
  • Irreligion