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A dialogue concerning natural religion


  1. "Growing Up in the Universe" Richard Dawkins, Royal Society Christmas Lectures 1991
  2. "I'd like to start a religion. That's where the money is." -L Ron Hubbard to Lloyd Eshbach, in 1949; quoted by Eshbach in "Over My Shoulder".
  3. Aristarchus of Samos
  4. The People v Scopes, 1925
  5. "Treatise on Human Nature" David Hume 1739
  6. "History of Western Philosophy" Bertrand Russell 1946
  7. "Discourse on Method" Rene Descartes 1637
  8. "Pensees 741 (340)" Blaise Pascal
  9. "Mere Christianity" CS Lewis 1947
  10. "The Selfish Gene" Richard Dawkins 1976
  11. "The Lord of the Flies" William Golding 1954
  12. Matthew 7:12
  13. "Miracles" CS Lewis 1947
  14. "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions" Thomas Kuhn 1962
  15. "The Nature of the Universe" Fred Hoyle 1952
  16. "Great Thinkers on Great Questions" section by George FR Ellis 1998
  17. "The Inflationary Universe" Alan Guth 1998
  18. "The Elegant Universe" Brian Greene 1999
  19. "Viruses of the Mind" Richard Dawkins, Free Inquiry 1993
  20. "Cosmos" Carl Sagan 1980
  21. "The Kalam Cosmological Argument" William Lane Craig 1979
  22. "The Atheism of Astronomy" Woolsey Teller, 1938
  23. "Has Science Found God?" Victor Stenger, Free Inquiry 19(1) Winter 1998/99
  24. "Why I am not a Christian" Bertrand Russell 1957
  25. "God and Creation" FC Copleston 1961
  26. "The Universe: Past and Present Reflections" Fred Hoyle, Annual Reviews of Astronomy and Astrophysics 1982
  27. "Natural Theology" William Paley 1802
  28. "The Creationists" Ronald Numbers 1993
  29. "Intelligent Life in the Universe" Iosef Shklovskii and Carl Sagan 1966
  30. "Creator and Cosmos" Hugh Ross 1993
  31. "Philosophical Investigations" Ludwig Wittgenstein 1953
  32. "Language, Truth and Logic" AJ Ayer 1934
  33. "Next of Kin" Roger Fouts 1997
  34. "The Unauthorised Version" Robin Lane Fox 1991
  35. "The Historical Reliability of the Gospels" Craig Blomberg 1987

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