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Suggested Reading?

Our website has a webpage of links to other websites of related interests. Why not also have a webpage listing books of related interests? Call it “The Bookshelf: Suggested Reading” (or whatever) where the webpage lists books of interest to secularists, freethinkers, atheists, etc. These would be books that we (the members) feel might be of interest to (1) fellow TJC members, (2) other secularists, etc. and (3) people curious about our outlook on life/religion.


Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism, by Susan Jacoby
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Steven Greenblatt
Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular America by David Niose
The Philosophy of Humanism by Corliss Lamont
Candidate Without a Prayer: An Autobiography of a Jewish Atheist in the Bible Belt by Herb Silverman
The Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan
On Being Certain: Believing You Are Right Even When You’re Not by Robert A. Burton
The Age of American Unreason by Susan Jacoby
The Assault on Reason by Al Gore
Collapse by Jared Diamond
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph T. Ellis
Damned Good Company by Luis Granados (an ebook)
Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer’s Guide to the Uses of Religion by Alain deButton
Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious Do Believe by Greg M. Epstein
One Planet, One People; Beyond “Us vs. Them”, by Carl Coon
The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever by Christopher Hitchens
God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
Doubt: A History by Jennifer Hecht

Science Matters... See:
A really good book to explain what every voter should know about science. If you read this, then you have a better chance of understanding what "woo woo" or psudo "science" is.

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This is a really good book, I could not find any flaws in the science or facts.
However, it is written for young adults... As a result you need to get past the feeling of being spoken down to by Dawkins.
I think this book would be a great present for any young adult.

I would instead prefer that we read "The Greatest Show on Earth" which is written more to my liking. I am currently reading it.
See my recommendation below for the link.


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The greatest show on earth .

I am currently reading this book.
From the preface "I realized that the evidence for evolution itself was nowhere explicitly set out, and that this was a serious gap that I needed to close".
From what I have read so far, he has accomplished this.
I recommend that we read this book.

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I recommend: A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing by Krauss and Dawkins.

I have listened to this book as an audio book (not the updated version). I found it very interesting and was annoyed that I could not take notes on the "audio" book.
He (they?) provide an interpretation of current quantum and relativistic physics to weave a possible reason how the universe started.
(the bottom line is that "nothing" is unstable).

I plan to get a non-audio book so that I can read it and take notes.



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