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Hitchens or Dawkins?

I got a B&N gift card for Xmas and one of the books I want to get is either "God is Not Great" or "The God Delusion". Which would you pick?

Added by Matt Peters on December 29, 2010 at 1:43pm — 19 Comments

Th' Night 'Fore Last: My "Christmas" Poem.

I wrote this some time last year, and just now remembered it. I'd like to see what everyone thinks!


Th' night b'fore last there were narry a sound.…


Added by Matt Peters on December 20, 2010 at 1:21pm — No Comments

How Realistic Do You Think This Graph Is?

Added by Matt Peters on December 14, 2010 at 3:46pm — 2 Comments

Is everyone on this site more scientific than me?

Growing up, I didn't like science. It's not that I didn't believe in it, it's just that it was hard to learn. Some concepts I had trouble grasping, others I would have trouble remembering, and then there was the math...

I was much more interested in the humanities because they came easier to me. I'm a good writer, and majored in English in college. As I got a little older, I developed a passing interest in science, particularly as it pertained to new technology, astronomy, and…


Added by Matt Peters on December 10, 2010 at 2:01pm — 22 Comments

Best editions/ translations of religious texts?

I've made a decision to learn more about the world's major religions, and figure there's no better place to start than the source material; so, I want to buy copies of their holy books.

As far as I know, the top religions and their books are:

Christianity:: the Bible

Islam:: the Qur'an

Hinduism:: the Bhagavad Gita (among others, but this seems to be the main one)

Judaism:: the Torah (unsure how/ if the Torah differs from the Christian Old Testament. Would it be…


Added by Matt Peters on December 10, 2010 at 11:14am — 2 Comments

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