A couple of books I have read within the past few weeks, most of them on my Kindle 3G device(*):
The empirical conclusion from this analysis is important. A little prayer does no good and may make things worse. Much prayer helps a lot.
If Jim Heckman says that, it’s gotta be true.
So, either stop praying altogether, or pray 24/24, nothing in between helps…
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Michael Shermer at his best. The gist:
Whenever religious beliefs conflict with scientific facts or violate principles of political liberty, we must respond with appropriate aplomb. Nevertheless, we should be cautious about irrational exuberance.
Rational atheism values the truths of science and the power of reason, but the principle of freedom stands above both science and religion. → Read more