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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 Saturday

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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

POLLY AND THE ONE AND ONLY WORLD

Started by Don. Last reply by Don on Saturday. 1 Reply

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 Aiden on August 12, 2009 at 10:00am
Glenn Branch reviews But Is It Science? The Philosophical Question in the Creation/Evolution Controversy. (Updated edition, edited by Robert T. Pennock and Michael Ruse).
Comment by Aiden on August 12, 2009 at 9:59am
Dallas, if that's the kind of book you like to read, you'd probably love Coercion: Why We Listen to What "They" Say by Douglas Rushkoff.

That book really opened my eyes to the many methods of coercion, especially marketing techniques using sounds and smells. I can't walk into a store or watch a commercial advertisement without my mind racing through the things I learned from Rushkoff.
Comment by Aiden on August 12, 2009 at 9:52am
FREE AUDIO DOWNLOAD: a Chapter from Science Friction by Dr. Michael Shermer

In a collection of essays, Dr. Michael Shermer explores the difference between the known and the unknown, and between science and pseudoscience, covering a wide range of topics with the common theme of how we know anything is true. In this free audio download from Chapter 1 of Science Friction, Dr. Shermer recounts his experiences as a psychic for a day, in which he pretended to be a psychic, astrologer, palm reader, and tarot card reader for a television show. He convinced a number of people that he could actually talk to their dead loved ones, read their astrological chart or palms, and divine their future through tarot cards. Dr. Shermer explains the process of cold reading, in which through tried-and-true techniques you can convince almost anyone that you have genuine psychic powers.
Comment by A Former Member on August 12, 2009 at 9:47am
@ Aiden: Annals of Gullibility looks interesting. My kind of book. I think there is another book called Who Put the Con in Confidence, or something like that, along similar lines.
Comment by Aiden on August 12, 2009 at 9:43am
Michael E. O’Reilly reviews Annals of Gullibility: Why We Get Duped and How to Avoid it by Stephen Greenspan.
Comment by Aiden on August 12, 2009 at 9:41am
FREE AUDIO DOWNLOAD: a Chapter from Denying History by Dr. Michael Shermer

In Denying History, Dr. Michael Shermer takes on the darkest subject of his career — Holocaust denial — and exposes it for the pseudohistory that it is. In this free audio download from the first chapter, Dr. Shermer recounts how he and his co-author, Dr. Alex Grobman, went to visit Canadian Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel, which subsequently took them on a journey that included Auschwitz, Majdanek, Mathausen, Treblinka, Sobibor, and the killing machinery of the Third Reich. Shermer then discusses the free speech issues and why Holocaust denial is primarily an American phenomenon (where it is not illegal as in most other countries), and what it is that Holocaust deniers are denying. He then closes with a dramatic reading from the Scopes Monkey Trial, quoting Clarence Darrow on the importance of freedom of speech, even and especially for points of view that we find distasteful.
Comment by Brian Sperger on August 7, 2009 at 12:39pm
See, that’s terrible and fascinating; the kind of thing the world could benefit from hearing about. I’m afraid my own story would be more fictional with lots of imaginary characters, like my imaginary bicycle club. That’s one reason I’ve always loved fantasy, sci-fi, and other world type stories but I find human condition stories to be more powerful for addressing social issues (no offence to Bradbury).
Comment by Brian Sperger on August 7, 2009 at 7:27am
Thanks for the insight. It looks like I'm going to have to pick up a copy. Of course, now I’m curious about these South American dictatorship experiences you mentioned. Could there be a book of your own coming someday?
Comment by A Former Member on August 6, 2009 at 9:01am
Welcome to the group Brian. I've heard of Shock Doctrine, but not read it. Sorry.
Comment by Brian Sperger on August 6, 2009 at 7:52am
Hello. I just joined the group and wanted to jump right in. I was wondering if anyone had read Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine. She is on Democracy Now a lot promoting her thesis of how disasters prompt rushed legislation that wouldn’t normally be passed. The post below made me think of it and I wanted to get some skeptics opinions of it before buying. Thanks.
 
 
 

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