Saturday, April 23, 2011

Top 5 non-religious books on living a good life

One title on A.C. Grayling's top 5 list of non-religious books on living a good life:
Richard Dawkins, The Greatest Show on Earth, 2009

What could be a greater show than the story of life on this planet, evolving into myriads of intriguing, exotic, amazing forms over billions of years since the first minute organisms emerged from organic soup? Dawkins knows his stuff and writes superbly about it, giving a compelling biography of the descent of life through the eons. By understanding our place in the natural order, we can better understand what is good for human beings. Those who only know one side of Dawkins should experience the scientist and lover of nature for themselves.
Read about another book on the list.

Dawkins was asked, "[Is] it difficult for a creationist to read this book without feeling insulted? Won't that hurt your goal?" Learn how he answered.

--Marshal Zeringue