A reading list of books involving reason and superstition Note that I’m not (for now) making any money from this list. No affiliations, etc.


  • The End of Faith – by Samuel Harris
  • The Bible – by God? Read it, it’s an eye-opener
  • The Koran – by the Prophet Muhammed, also an eye-opener
  • The Talmud – good luck getting your hands on one

“Intelligent Design”, creationism, and evolution

  • The Selfish Gene – by Richard Dawkins
  • The Blind Watchmaker – by Richard Dawkins

Complexity Theory and Cognitive Science

  • Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid – by Douglas Hofstadter
  • A New Kind of Science – by Stephen Wolfram

2 Responses to Reading

  1. R-E-D says:

    When you read multiple religious texts together do you actually remember which one said what? Check out James 3.17 in the Bibile for wisdom from “religious faith” it doesn’t always discourage independent thought or cause division. Not that you should believe me just cos I say so, or just cos it’s written. hehe.

  2. eltower says:

    Reading the Bible is a laborious exercise in patience. It’s so slow and boring it almost distracts you from God committing acts of adultery, genocide jealous deceit in the Old Testament.

    It is a testament and credit to the scientific background of many rationalists that they (like me) are willing to stomach reading the ‘Book’ in order to build a fruitful opposition to religion. Theists on their side rarely touch books of the opposing side.

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