Simon Singh’s New Book: The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets

Simon Singh is the author of the *incredible* books Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe and Fermat’s Enigma. His remarkable talent is taking complicated math and science topics and making them accessible to everybody.

His latest work combines two worlds that have a much closer relationship than you ever knew: It’s called The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets:

In the excerpt below, republished with permission from Dr. Singh, we learn how a nugget of dialogue from the show can open the door to a greater understanding of infinity:

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Jesus Didn’t Wear Pajamas

You know how you love to read Christian children’s books?

I’ll take your silence as a yes. Which is why you’ll be thrilled to hear about a new book your kids won’t be able to live without: Kelly Paul‘s Does Jesus Wear Pajamas?

(Spoiler alert: He went commando.)

But you have to look at some of these excerpts from the book:



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Christian Author Francis Spufford: The New Atheists Are Na├»ve When It Comes to the ‘Actual Experience of Belief’

In an email interview with the New York Times, Francis Spufford, author of Why, Despite Everything, Christianity Can Still Make Surprising Emotional Sense, told reporter John Williams that his book wasn’t a direct response to the New Atheists, but he still felt they were Strawmanning theists:



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Peter Boghossian Offers Advice on How to Create Atheists in His New Book

Philosophy professor Dr. Peter Boghossian has been talking to students about religion and faith for decades now, and he’s ready to spread the lessons he’s learned when it comes to arguing against faith (or, as he calls it, “street epistemology”).

His new book is called, very bluntly, A Manual for Creating Atheists (Pitchstone Publishing, 2013):

In the excerpt below, from a chapter called “Anti-Apologetics 101,” Boghossian runs through some of the common arguments theists use and how we can respond to them:

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Amazon, I Think You Miscategorized This Book…

Yesterday, I revealed that the first selection in my new book club would be Candace R. M. Gorham‘s The Ebony Exodus Project: Why Some Black Women Are Walking out on Religion — and Others Should Too.

Perhaps because of that mention, it did pretty decently on Amazon yesterday. In fact, last night, it was ranked in the top 10!

Well, at least in one particular category…

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