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Nexus Book Club

A group for those of us who like reading and books. Fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry... everything goes.

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Feel free to discuss the books you're reading at the moment, your favorite authors or works, and so on. I'm sure everyone has a book they think others here might find interesting!

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Books of Interest to Atheists and Skeptics
Breaking The Spell by Daniel Dennett
A Devil's Chaplain, by Richard Dawkins
The End of Faith, by Sam Harris
The God Delusion, by Richard Dawkins
God is Not Great, by Christopher Hitchens
Godless, by Dan Barker
Letter to a Christian Nation, by Sam Harris
Why I am not a Christian, by Bertrand Russell

Sites for Bibliotaphs
Audible.com
BookCrossing.com
BookMooch.com
The Internet Archive
LibraryThing.com
LibriVox.org
Project Gutenburg
Shelfari.com

Discussion Forum

Haruki Murakami

Started by Nick Bottom. Last reply by Michael Mann Sep 7. 1 Reply

"Cli-fi"

Started by Don. Last reply by Don Aug 31. 4 Replies

top 10

Started by Jeffrey. Last reply by Nick Bottom Aug 23. 17 Replies

Top 5 Books on Atheism

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Kosak Grabovsky Dec 15, 2013. 1 Reply

The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives, by Leonard Mlodinow

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Keith Brian Johnson Jun 16, 2013. 5 Replies

Atheism books (beyond Hitchens, Dawkins, & Harris)

Started by Dr. Thoss. Last reply by Kelli Evans Nov 24, 2012. 52 Replies

Robert Jordan "Wheel of Time" fans?

Started by Jenn Wiffen. Last reply by Joseph P Sep 10, 2012. 1 Reply

Why do they all have "happy endings"

Started by Cory D Wells. Last reply by Kosak Grabovsky Jul 24, 2012. 3 Replies

Currently Reading: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Started by The Big Blue Frog. Last reply by Cory D Wells Jul 24, 2012. 8 Replies

Raven’s Gate, by Anthony Horowitz

Started by A Former Member May 18, 2012. 0 Replies

The Atheist Book Club @GoodReads.com

Started by Donegal. Last reply by Jessica Mar 28, 2012. 8 Replies

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Comment by Tony Davis on December 28, 2010 at 7:45am

For any who care to read it (and hopefully critique it as well) I just posted an article which addresses St. Anselm's Ontological Argument at http://www.examiner.com/skepticism-in-washington-dc/skeptical-of-ch...

VR,

Tony

Comment by A Former Member on December 21, 2010 at 4:40pm

Indeed. Thanks.

Comment by A Former Member on December 21, 2010 at 2:44pm

Thanks Craig. : )

Comment by Craig A. James on December 21, 2010 at 2:31pm

We refer to Galileo by his name ... Galileo.  His full name was Galileo di Vincenzo Bonaiuti de' Galilei, the "de' Galilei" originally referring to the family's place of origin.

 

"da Vinci" is actually incorrect.  His name was Leonardo, "da Vinci" refers to where his family was from.

 

Same with many from that era.  The modern use of surnames as a "constant" that is passed from father to children is relatively modern.

Comment by A Former Member on December 21, 2010 at 2:11pm

Speaking of Galileo Galilei, has anyone ever wondered why we always refer to him by his first name? We don't refer to Albert Einstein as Albert, or Nicolaus Copernicus as Nicolaus. With other famous people it's always their last name: da Vinci, Newton, Hawkings, Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Spinoza, Hume, Sartre, etc., but we always refer to GG as Galileo.

 

The only other person I can immediately think of that we do this with is Napolean Bonaparte.

 

I wonder why we do this?

Comment by Joseph P on December 21, 2010 at 2:05pm

It's a book about the last moments of Immanuel Kant's life and how he was tempted by the ghost of Galileo Galilei.

Comment by A Former Member on December 21, 2010 at 1:20pm

Well don't tease us Althea. What's it about?

Comment by AletheaT on December 21, 2010 at 1:12pm

Started "The Transcendental Temptation" last night, had me hooked till 3am! More than 1/3rd through!

Comment by Tony Davis on December 14, 2010 at 2:15pm

Hey, thanks guys for the feedback and sorry for my slow reply.  I appreciate any and all advice.  I want to try for a publisher on my first book.  If for no other reason than I know they are in it for making money and they will make sure I do it right (or else it won't sell).  Then if I write others, which I plan to do, then I won't be quite as adamant about it.

 

VR,

Tony

Comment by Johnny P on December 11, 2010 at 1:44pm
Lightning Source is owned by Ingams, one of the biggest book distributors in the world. As a result, it is available to whosoever uses Ingrams and others. I have set my wholesale discount at 80% so it will never get sold in bricks and mortar shops. That is fine as it is a niche book. I am relying on internet sales. It is already on every amazon around the world, and some other random ones (barnes and noble, buy.com etc). For philosophy / theology niche, POD is the way to go. For a more popular book, then prob not. It costs me £7 a years and about £50 to set up the cover and the book. Cheap as chips really.
 
 
 

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