Friends, we are that point again when I do reviews of books and movies that have occupied my time since the last review.
1. God and the Folly of faith By Victor Stenger
This tome addresses the conflict or incompatibility between science and religion and gives a summary of the beginning of this conflict. The author shows with convincing examples why there is a conflict and argues that for humanity to move forward,
religion must go to its deathbed. The conflict arises in the methods science and religion uses to arrive at a truth. Theologians have modeled their god to fit the changing themes in our realities, this god is not the same god preached in church pews.
2. The dictator
This is one of the most ridiculous movie. It is based on a fictitious country with a far from intelligent dictator as a ruler. This is an interesting movie for a bad day.
3. Why Evolution is true by Jerry Coyne
This is an easy to read tome on the evidence for evolution written by biologist J.C. He explores the evidence for evolution and answers the different arguments by the Intelligent Design proponents. It can be read by anyone from teachers of biology to non-biologist interested in learning how life has progressed as conceptualized by Darwin and has been developed with increasing evidence to this point in time.
4. The Birthing of the Godman by Kenneth Humphreys
In this small book [less than 150pages], the author explores the historicity of Jesus and concludes that it is faces several logical and historical problems that it is possible to conclude he didn’t exist.
5. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
This classical novel by a literary giant is so beautiful, saying anything about it wouldn’t add to it’s beauty! ‘Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta; the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to trap at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta‘ If you have read Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, you’ll agree with me on the power of beginning paragraphs as we see here.
6. The peaceful warrior