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For one thing, Rosenberg doesn't distinguish between scientism and reductive physicalism.
It seems likely that he has not thought seriously about what it means when he says, "we interpret," or if he has, he's hoping that the reader won't think about it.
Since this is a book written for a popular audience, a lot of the arguments are not detailed and some aspects are vague.
Bold, witty, and entertaining, are not typically words that come to mind when describing a book about the nature of things in general. The atheist's guide to reality is all three! Read morePublished 9 days ago by yehuda
Alex Rosenberg is a poor man's Sam Harris, and friends of mine who know what I think about Harris know just how much of an insult this is. Read morePublished 2 months ago by S. J. Snyder
This book flat out blew my mind. The strange thing is I don't think it discussed anything I didn't already know or accept. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kirk Alexander
Prof. Rosenberg presents an objective view of life. His perspective is fresh and clear, and despite the brutally honest picture he paints, he eventually provides a beautiful... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Noel J Jameson
This book is not about physics. Rather, it is a book about an atheistic worldview in which physics fix all the other facts. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Philos
This book really has nothing to do with atheism, at least directly.
It is a detailed overview of how physics answers all the questions of life and how physics controls... Read more
Gave 5 stars for Rosenberg's thesis which highly resonated with me. The book is not that well written, is repetitive, and seems to be in an argument (justifiably so, given what he... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sandra K. Rubin