This is a great book, but should not have been necessary. The End of Faith should have been sufficient and I recommend starting there. If you are not prepared to put in the extra time, then this is the one for you.
Of all the authors I read who have addressed this topic, none have done so as well as Sam, and he is in very good company. Richard, Dan, and Christopher are "must reads" as well, but I find Sam to be my favorite. When asked to express my position on religion and faith, I find myself deferring to Sam, as I don't think I can express it any better.
I thoroughly enjoyed it.
This book was wonderful. I listened to Fooled by Randomness (twice) before getting this one. I thought Fooled by Randomness was great, but found this one to be even better. I've listened to this one twice as well, and will buy the book so I can more easily reference the individual sections. I found the second listening was necessary to cement the concepts. I don't often listen/read books twice (in succession), but in this case I was not prepared to let the concepts get away, as can easily happen on a first pass. I was ready for this book as it crystallized a number of ideas that I had floating around in my mind. I hope you find it as useful as I did.
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