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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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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

"Cli-fi"

Started by Don. Last reply by Don yesterday. 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

To all Lovecraftians

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

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Comment by Rick on December 31, 2009 at 11:40pm
Comment by S.A. Alenthony on December 27, 2009 at 8:58pm
The Meag:

I've read Unwin's book. It really isn't all that good, and Dawkins takes care of him quite well in TGD. There is nothing wrong with Unwin's math, but he makes a few assumptions that are laughable.
Comment by A Former Member on December 26, 2009 at 10:00pm
I just went and got the link if anyone else is interested:

Oh! I don't know how I managed to forget the link. Thanks for posting it hikinthru. :)
Comment by hikinthru on December 26, 2009 at 9:48pm
I only caught a snip of it. Thanks for the reminder, I meant to go to the site later and listen to the whole thing. I just went and got the link if anyone else is interested:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121813448

SL
Comment by A Former Member on December 26, 2009 at 9:38pm
I've not read this book mentioned here, or even had a chance to listen to this interview yet, so I have no opinions. I'm just passing it along for now. Has anyone read this book yet, or heard this interview when it came out? - DG

Fresh Air | Defending The Faith, And Morality, Of NonBelievers

Humanism — the belief that ethics and morality can be vested in rationality, rather than a supernatural deity — might sound like a departure from faith communities and culture, but according to Greg Epstein, it doesn't have to be.

In his new book, Good Without God: What A Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe, Greg Epstein responds to challenges against humanism that spring from atheists and religious communities alike. Epstein argues that so-called nonbelievers actually share many important beliefs, and he discusses the importance of investing in these values of tolerance, responsibility, and morality.

Epstein himself is an atheist, and the Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University. Good Without God is his first book.
Comment by Dave Kennedy on December 19, 2009 at 8:52pm
Aiden, the excerpt from The Trashing of Margaret Mead was fascinating. Since I've lived in Hawaii for many years, and the fact that my dad was employed by Dr. Mead made it doubly interesting. I added my two cents.
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.
 
 
 

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