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  • Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism

  • By: Aron Ra
  • Narrated by: Aron Ra
  • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 614
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    5 out of 5 stars 572
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    5 out of 5 stars 564

Religious fundamentalists and biblical literalists present any number of arguments that attempt to disprove evolution. Those with a sympathetic ear often fail to critically examine these creationist claims, leading to an ill-informed public and, perhaps more troubling, ill-advised public policy. As Aron Ra makes clear, however, every single argument deployed by creationists in their attacks on evolution is founded on fundamental scientific, religious, and historical falsehoods - all of them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fantastic listen!

  • By Ms. Gray on 11-06-16

This book should be mandatory 2 review in school!

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Reviewed: 08-02-18

Amazing stuff! Aron Ra is brilliant! Must have book for anyone interested in learning history of religions, history of phylogeny, and history of creationist propaganda!

  • Sense and Goodness Without God

  • A Defense of Metaphysical Naturalism
  • By: Richard Carrier
  • Narrated by: Richard Carrier
  • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

If God does not exist, then what does? Is there good and evil, and should we care? How do we know what's true anyway? And can we make any sense of this universe, or our own lives? Sense and Goodness Without God answers these questions in lavish detail, without complex jargon. Arguing that there is only a physical, natural world without gods or spirits, noted historian and philosopher Richard Carrier presents and defends a complete worldview, one in which we can live a life of love, meaning, and joy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Alone again, Naturally

  • By Gary on 07-29-14

One of Dr. Richard Carrier's best.

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Reviewed: 04-16-17

If you're a fan of Dr. Richard Carrier, you'll enjoy this book. However if you're not, I still recommend reading this book if you're attempting to discover what true intellectual honesty looks like, as I believe it can be found here.

  • Atheist Universe

  • The Thinking Person's Answer to Christian Fundamentalism
  • By: David Mills
  • Narrated by: David Smalley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 208

Is there really a God? Or does God exist only in our heads? Is the Bible truly God's Word? Or is it a jumble of fanciful myths? Atheist Universe details why God is unnecessary to explain the universe's diversity, organization, and beauty. Using simple, straightforward logic, this audiobook rebuts every argument that claims to "prove" God's existence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Science trumps magical thinking

  • By Gary on 04-28-15

1 of the best atheist books I've read

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Reviewed: 03-21-16

And I've read around 35 atheist books. This is in the top 5. Well thought out. Very inspiring, and critical thought provoking.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Better Angels of Our Nature

  • Why Violence Has Declined
  • By: Steven Pinker
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 36 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,804
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,238
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,205

We’ve all had the experience of reading about a bloody war or shocking crime and asking, “What is the world coming to?” But we seldom ask, “How bad was the world in the past?” In this startling new book, the best-selling cognitive scientist Steven Pinker shows that the world of the past was much worse. In fact, we may be living in the most peaceable era in our species’ existence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'd kill for another book this good

  • By Eric Nicolas Morgan on 11-11-11

Extremely enlightening!

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Reviewed: 03-15-16

Possibly Dr. Pinker's greatest work of art! His intellectual linguistic capabilities and understanding of human nature is mind blowing! This book was worth every penny. Everyone interested in learning more about why/how humanity has had such a violent history, look no further! Read this book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

The Bible in a Nutshell
    
    
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    Length: 47 mins
    172 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • The Bible in a Nutshell

  • By: Casper Rigsby
  • Narrated by: Michael Leamy
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 158

If you've ever read the whole Bible, you are well aware of just how big this book is. With an estimated word count of well over 700,000, the book is not an undertaking for the casual reader. The book can be a very tedious and boring read. This turns many people off from wanting to commit any time to understanding the foundational doctrine of Christianity.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Funny and enjoyable

  • By Chris G. on 04-14-15

worth it

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Reviewed: 02-09-16

The author made this comical, as well as informative. well done, and worth the $2! This should be taught in elementary school! (without the cussing of course, or ... Actually who cares? they're just words after all! Haha)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Money

  • The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
  • By: Jane Mayer
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,971
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,583
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,554

Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers? The conventional answer is that a popular uprising against "big government" led to the rise of a broad-based conservative movement.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fact attack

  • By Mark on 05-29-16

Great book. Just wish it was fiction...

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Reviewed: 02-05-16

It's a wake up call to me, that's for sure! I'll do everything in my power to make sure others are aware of this book, as well as Bernie Sanders!

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Why I Am Not a Christian: Four Conclusive Reasons to Reject the Faith

  • By: Richard Carrier
  • Narrated by: Richard Carrier
  • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 409

Dr. Richard Carrier, world-renowned philosopher and historian, explains the four reasons he does not accept the Christian religion, describing four facts of the world that, had they been different, he would believe. Those four reasons are God's silence, God's inaction, the lack of evidence, and the way the universe looks exactly like a godless universe would, and not at all like a Christian universe would, even down to its very structure. Dr. Carrier addresses all the usual replies to these claims.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well-Reasoned, Logical Argument

  • By Troy on 03-24-15

excellent book.

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Reviewed: 12-14-15

Dr. Richard Carrier was amazing in this book. He has such a passion for honest, intellectual discourse. this book was a true testament to that! Must read/listen!