Learning and the Light of Reason: A Review of The Enlightenment Vision

The great thinkers of the Enlightenment had grandiose dreams for the progress of human civilization. They envisioned a world in which all men were created equal, reason triumphed over superstition, and human beings in all their natural variability were free to pursue their own pursuits.

Are we there yet?

That forms only part of the question astrophysicist and former NASA staff scientist Stuart Jordan seeks to answer in The Enlightenment Vision: Science, Reason, and the Promise of a Better Future (Prometheus Books, 2013).

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Bibles Be Trippin’

This is a real book by Jocelyn & Alayne Ingram and it’s offensive as hell (at least to anyone who finds things on the Internet offensive):

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Julia Sweeney’s New Book and $5 Film

Following in the footsteps of comedian Louis CK, atheist playwright (and former Saturday Night Live cast member) Julia Sweeney is now releasing the film version of her *incredible* one-woman show “Letting Go of God” on her new website:

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AC Grayling’s Latest Book is Now Available

Today marks the release of philosopher AC Grayling‘s latest book The God Argument: The Case against Religion and for Humanism: Grayling is also the author of The Good Book: A Humanist Bible. He’ll be one of the keynote speakers at the American Atheists convention in Austin, Texas this weekend. [Read more…]

Richard Dawkins’ Next Book Has a New Title and a New Look

Good thing, too. The last one was just confusing.

Richard Dawkins‘ next book, a memoir, will be titled An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist. And much like with his last book The Magic of Reality, the UK version of the book will get a *way* better cover than its American counterpart: [Read more…]


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