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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.

Members: 827
Latest Activity: on Monday

Welcome to the Nexus Book Club!

Hello to all our new (and old) members! We'd love to hear from you; please take the time to introduce yourself either on the forum or the wall.

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!

Also, don't forget to check out the page Books by A|N Members Who are Published Authors, located just under the members section on your right.


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

top 10

Started by Jeffrey. Last reply by Nick Bottom on Saturday. 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

To all Lovecraftians

Started by Fabio. Last reply by A Former Member Mar 3, 2012. 11 Replies

I Don't Believe in Atheists, by Chris Hedges

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by D.O.S Jan 7, 2012. 7 Replies

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Comment by Aiden on December 17, 2009 at 9:20am
In this week’s eSkeptic, there's an excerpt from The Trashing of Margaret Mead: Anatomy of an Anthropological Controversy by Paul Shankman.
Comment by Rick on December 16, 2009 at 6:03am
AtheistSites.com
Comment by Rebecca Hover on December 11, 2009 at 9:34am
Great post, Loki! I'm gonna check that out. Btw, my youngest kitty's name is Loki! lol
Comment by Aiden on December 10, 2009 at 2:17pm
Thanks for the tip, Loki. I just subscribed on iTunes.
Comment by Loki on December 10, 2009 at 1:54pm
No Gods, No Guilt is the true story of one man's journey from faithful Roman Catholic priest to atheist psychologist. A serialized autobiographical audio book by Stephen Frederick Uhl, Ph.D. The book can be downloaded free of charge from his website or iTunes.
Comment by Aiden on December 9, 2009 at 8:55am
In this week’s eSkeptic, P.J. Rooks reviews Robert Wright’s book The Evolution of God.
Comment by Scott Dexter on December 6, 2009 at 1:12pm
I saw the premise for the new King book and could not help but think someone had recently shown him the Simpsons Movie. :)
Comment by Friend of Dorothy on December 6, 2009 at 11:34am
I just finished King's, "Under the Dome". A small town is suddenly decended upon by an unearthly, impenatrible capsule. It will bring out the best and worst in those hundreds of trapped prisoners. Watching the gradual slide down from civilized town-folk to desperate knife edge survivers is a grripping tale you hate to put down. The only fault, and I rarely have them about King, is that I was somewhat disapointed in the simplistic, let down,,when the reason for the whole thing is eplained at the end. I was left with the feeling that something more was needed to make the ending feel more fulfilling.
Comment by Dave Kennedy on November 18, 2009 at 12:39am
No, Dallas, but I'm ordering it from Amazon right now. Can't beat $9.99. Thanks for the tip.
Comment by A Former Member on November 17, 2009 at 12:12pm
Has anyone read this? - DG

Global Brain: The Evolution of Mass Mind from the Big Bang to the 2...

When did big-picture optimism become cool again? While not blind to potential problems and glitches, Global Brain: The Evolution of Mass Mind From the Big Bang to the 21st Century confidently asserts that our networked culture is not only inevitable but essential for our species' survival and eventual migration into space. Author Howard Bloom, believed by many to be R. Buckminster Fuller's intellectual heir, takes the reader on a dizzying tour of the universe, from its original subatomic particle network to the unimaginable data-processing power of intergalactic communication. His writing is smart and snappy, moving with equal poise through depictions of frenzied bacteria passing along information packets in the form of DNA and nomadic African tribespeople putting their heads together to find water for the next year.

The reader is swept up in Bloom's vision of the power of mass minds and, before long, can't help seeing the similarities between ecosystems, street gangs, and the Internet. Were Bloom not so learned and well-respected--more than a third of his book is devoted to notes and references, and luminaries from Lynn Margulis to Richard Metzger have lined up behind him--it would be tempting to dismiss him as a crank. His enthusiasm, the grand scale of his thinking, and his transcendence of traditional academic disciplines can be daunting, but the new outlook yielded to the persistent is simultaneously exciting and humbling. Bloom takes the old-school, sci-fi dystopian vision of group thinking and turns it around--Global Brain predicts that our future's going to be less like the Borg and more like a great party. --Rob Lightner
 
 
 

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