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Undeniable by Bill  Nye
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The Sense of Style by Steven Pinker
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God and the Multiverse by Victor J. Stenger
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Waking Up by Sam Harris
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The Children Act by Ian McEwan
The Children Act
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The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe
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The Cambridge Companion to Mahler by Jeremy Barham
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Ayaan Hirsi Ali
“The only position that leaves me with no cognitive dissonance is atheism. It is not a creed. Death is certain, replacing both the siren-song of Paradise and the dread of Hell. Life on this earth, with all its mystery and beauty and pain, is then to be lived far more intensely: we stumble and get up, we are sad, confident, insecure, feel loneliness and joy and love. There is nothing more; but I want nothing more.”
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Infidel

Cormac McCarthy
“He'd half meant to speak but those eyes had altered the world forever in the space of a heartbeat.”
Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses

Christopher Hitchens
“I want to live my life taking the risk - all the time - that I don't know anything like-enough yet, that I haven't understood enough, that I can't know enough, that I'm always hungrily operating on the margins of a potentially great harvest of future knowledge and wisdom...Take the risk of thinking for yourself, much more happiness, truth, beauty, and wisdom will come to you.”
Christopher Hitchens

John Stuart Mill
“It is indisputable that the being whose capacities of enjoyment are low, has the greatest chance of having them fully satisfied; and a highly endowed being will always feel that any happiness which he can look for, as the world is constituted, is imperfect. But he can learn to bear its imperfections, if they are at all bearable; and they will not make him envy the being who is indeed unconscious of the imperfections, but only because he feels not at all the good which those imperfections qualify.

It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied; better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied. And if the fool, or the pig, is of a different opinion, it is only because they only know their own side of the question.”
John Stuart Mill, Utilitarianism

Thomas Paine
“Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.”
Thomas Paine

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