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The happy atheist

Author: P Z Myers
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through his popular science blog, Pharyngula, PZ Myers has entertained millions of readers with his infectious love of evolutionary science and his equally infectious disdain for creationism, biblical literalism, intelligent design theory, and other products of godly illogic. In this funny and fearless book, Myers takes on the religious fanaticism of our times with the gleeful disrespect it deserves, skewering the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Controversial literature
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P Z Myers
ISBN: 9780307379344 0307379345
OCLC Number: 753624829
Description: 190 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Morning in the Midwest --
About the author --
The joke --
The great desecration --
Get a job --
It's so easy to be outraged! --
I am not a spoiled child having a temper tantrum --
The proper fate for a holy book --
Ask but don't tell --
Dirty words --
The top ten reasons religion is like pornography --
The purpose-free life --
Happy Easter! --
Afterlife? What afterlife? --
Soulless! --
What dreadful price must we pay to be atheists? --
Imagine no heaven --
Daughters of Eve --
Prometheus's sin --
So alone --
One nation free of gods --
An embryo is not a person --
The courtier's reply --
The big pink guy in the sky --
The Karen Armstrong diet --
God's little crisis of confidence --
Laughter as a strategy for diminishing religion --
We're happier out of a straitjacket than in one --
Marketing godless science --
"Science is what we do to keep from lying to ourselves" --
Our brains are full of contradictions --
Ken Miller, poster child for compatibility --
Religion fails as a source of knowledge --
Science as a lever to move the world --
The active hand --
The proper reverence due those who have gone before --
Niobrara --
We stand awed at the heights our people have achieved.
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Abstract:

Through his popular science blog, Pharyngula, PZ Myers has entertained millions of readers with his infectious love of evolutionary science and his equally infectious disdain for creationism, biblical literalism, intelligent design theory, and other products of godly illogic. In this funny and fearless book, Myers takes on the religious fanaticism of our times with the gleeful disrespect it deserves, skewering the apocalyptic fantasies, magical thinking, hypocrisies, and pseudoscientific theories advanced by religious fundamentalists of all stripes. With a healthy appreciation of the absurd, Myers not only pokes fun at the ridiculous tenets of popular religions but also highlights how the persistence of superstitions can have dark consequences: interfering with our politics, slowing our scientific progress, and limiting freedom in our culture.--From publisher description.
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