Saturday, 20 July 2013

Our Book List

The selection of books that have influenced us in our humanist views proved to be surprisingly wide ranging. I list a selection of them in alphabetical sequence of author's names and give links to other sites where more can be read about them.

Adams, Douglas: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Al-Khalili, Jim: Paradox

Asimov, Isaac: Foundation Trilogy + Robot series

Aurelius, Marcus: Meditations
Brigstock, Marcus: God Collar

Carr, J.L.: A Month in the Country

Conan Doyle, Arthur: The Sherlock Holmes Stories

Coyne, Jerry: Why Evolution is True

Dawkins, Richard: The Selfish Gene + The God Delusion + many others

De Botton, Alain: Religion for Atheists

Dennett, Daniel: Darwin's Dangerous Idea

Feynman, Richard: Surely You Are Joking Mr Feynman're_Joking,_Mr._Feynman!

Fortey, Richard: Trilobite

Geldof, Bob: Is That It?

Gleick, James: Chaos

Grayling, A. C.: Ideas that Matter + The God Argument + others

Harris, Sam: The Moral Landscape + The End of Faith + others

Hawking, Stephen: A Brief History of Time

Heinlein, Robert: Stranger in a Strange Land

Hitchens, Christopher: God is not Great
Illich, Ivan: The De-schooling of Society + others

Jones, R.V.: Most Secret War

Keenan, Brian: An Evil Cradling

Kingsolver, Barbara: The Poisonwood Bible
Koestler, Arthur: The Sleepwalkers + Darkness at Noon

Kumar, Manjit: Quantum - Einstein, Bohr and the Great Debate ...

Lawrence, D.H.: Lady Chatterley's Lover

Levi, Primo: If This is a Man

Marryat, Frederick: The Children of the New Forest

Michie, David: The Dalai Lama's Cat

Morgan, Elaine: The Descent of Woman

Morris, Desmond: The Naked Ape

Neville, Katherine: The Eight

Ramachandran, V.S.: The Tell-Tale Brain

Roberts, Alice: The Incredible Human Journey

Russell, Bertrand: History of Western Philosophy + Why I am Not a Christian + others

Singh, Simon: Trick or Treatment + Fermat's Last Theorem

Tressell, Robert: The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
Von Daniken, Erich: Chariots of the Gods

The King James Bible

Some of these titles have evidently influenced us in widening our consciousness towards what alternative views might be possible. We suspect that many Christians don't actually read the Bible, they just know bits they have been preached about.

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