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The Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers
Ayn Rand, Tore Boeckmann, Leonard Peikoff
The Name of the Rose
Umberto Eco
David Mitchell
To the Lighthouse
Virginia Woolf
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Edward Gibbon, Daniel J. Boorstin, Gian Battista Piranesi, Hans-Friedrich Mueller
Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
Douglas R. Hofstadter
Perfect Wrong Note - Learning to Trust Your Musical Self
William Westney
The Prince
Niccolò Machiavelli
The Varieties of Religious Experience
William James
Twenty Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy
G. Lee Bowie, Robert C. Solomon

The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief

The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief - Francis S. Collins This book is a follow-up to C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity with a much stronger emphasis on science and religion, especially on evolution and religion. Collins lays out and dispels common criticisms of belief in God and religion by people like Richard Dawkins, Cristopher Hitchens and others who have taken it upon themselves to disparage religion and promote atheism.Collins also explains the various religions positions on evolution from new-earth creationism to intelligent design to theistic evolution and illustrates which are tenable with science and why. He talks about the dangers of a belief in a "God of the gaps" (a God that fills in where science leaves off) and what faith is and how it has a role alongside things discoverable through the scientific method.It's a sincere and interesting book, full of great quotes and jumping-off points for further reading and research.