Hello everyone, I am looking to do some reading. I have a few different concepts that I want to hit, and a few different books in mind with which to learn in specific fields. If you recommend getting or not getting it, please let me know; if you have another book to recommend in its place, I also appreciate hearing your opinion.
First, A Universe From Nothing
, so I can better explain how scientists think the world began without a creator.
Second, The Magic of Reality
, so I can defend a scientific view of the world without resorting as much to philosophy.
Thirdly, The Greatest Show on Earth
, so I know the specifics of evolution rather than arguing that it is generally true.
Fourth, The Jesus Puzzle
. Understanding the historical background (or lackthereof) both helps me to understand Christianity better and gives me a leg up in debates.
Finally, I would like something on the psychology of religion, if anyone has anything in mind. I am not sure where to go with this one. :/
A preemptive many thanks!