Saturday, October 24, 2009

50 Voices of Disbelief




I just got my copy of this book and must say I am impressed - much better than I was even expecting. I am strongly recommending it as a present for anyone who has an interest in atheism/theism, from either side of the debate. OK I have a piece in it, but that's not why I am recommending it (I make not a penny from any sale). It's just a great read, from great authors...

A.C. Grayling, Julian Baggini, Peter Singer and Marc Hauser, Michael Shermer, James Randi, J.J.C. Smart, Ophelia Benson, etc. etc.

My contribution: Could It Be Pretty Obvious There's No God?

8 comments:

UnBeguiled said...

It's pretty obvious there is no God.

Your essay made me recall an amusing off hand remark by Bertrand Russell:

"You could take up the line that some of the gnostics took up -- a line which I often thought was a very plausible one -- that as a matter of fact this world that we know was made by the devil at a moment when God was not looking. There is a good deal to be said for that, and I am not concerned to refute it."

Udo Schuklenk's Ethx Blog said...

thanks stephen, glad you like the final product!

Kosh3 said...

What does Philip Kitcher say?

Peter said...

Erm ... isn't P F Strawson dead? What's his contribution?

Russell Blackford said...

Hey, great. Thanks for your comment on this, Stephen (and to Udo for drawing it to my attention).

Russell Blackford said...

Oh, and it's Peter Singer and Marc Hauser for those who hadn't worked it out. Though a Strawson/Hauser collaboration would have been ... interesting.

Stephen Law said...

Duh, yes Singer not Strawson. Fixed it.... Senior moment from me.

Tim Stephenson said...

Why have a snuffed out candle flame on the cover? What happened to science as a candle in the dark?