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May 28, 2010

New in the Kiosk: The Domestication of God (2010) by Max Cohen

No documents tell the how, when and where of events of the Neolithic period, yet many of the artifacts that we use today were invented then, as were such technologies as the husbandry of plants and animals. So also did the worship of a god begin within the walls of settlements. The manner in which such worship occurred and then spread reveals patterns of thinking that have survived even to this day. Now—at the outset of the Nuclear Era—a new dimension in thought is needed.

May 20, 2010

New in the Bookstore: 50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists (2010) by Russell Blackford & Udo Schuklenk (Eds.).

A collection of original essays drawn from an international group of prominent voices in the fields of academia, science, literature, media and politics who offer carefully considered statements of why they are atheists. Features a truly international cast of contributors, ranging from public intellectuals such as Peter Singer, Susan Blackmore, and A.C. Grayling; novelists, such as Joe Haldeman; and heavyweight philosophers of religion, including Graham Oppy and Michael Tooley.

May 6, 2010

New in the Kiosk: The Shroud of Turin: The Great Gothic Art Fraud — Because If It's Real the Brain of Jesus Was the Size of a Protohuman's! (2010) by Gregory S. Paul

"This note is intended to describe why, from an artistic and anatomical perspective, the shroud image is an embarrassingly obvious fraud committed by a Gothic artist following the standard conventions of his time. The artistic errors are so severe that it is impossible for the shroud to record the image of an actual human body—unless it was a very seriously pathological person with a brain the size of a Homo erectus."


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