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Objecting to God

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The growth of science and a correspondingly scientific way of looking at evidence have for the last three centuries slowly been gaining ground over religious explanations of the cosmos and mankind's place in it. However, not only is secularism now under renewed attack from religious fundamentalism, but it has also been widely claimed that the scientific evidence itself poi ...more
Hardcover, 220 pages
Published July 28th 2011 by Cambridge University Press
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Stefan
Mar 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
I wouldn't categorize this as 'new-atheism', so drawing parallels between this book and that of Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris, Dennett etc. is pointless. It's a bit short, but incedibly well argued. Got pretty complicated at times as it deals with probabilistic theory and Bayes theorem quite a lot.

Lost a star because there were a couple of times where I disagreed with his objections to God... no surprise that these were instances when he simply dismissed obvious counter objections.

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Daniel Tung
Feb 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Nice objections to God's existence, from a logical-probabilistic analysis. I prefer this to Dawkin's book. Highly recommended.
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“One of the recent arguments from design, that based on the so-called fine-tuning life of some fundamental physical constants, founders on the following objections: an extremely small prior probability merited by the God of theism in light – if that is the right word – of the Problem of Evil; the fact that it is not unreasonable to place a substantial probability on the hypothesis that a future theory will fix those values; and the sheer incoherence of computations of the ‘chances’ of fine-tuning were there no fine-tuner.” 2 likes
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