George H. Smith

Some news about "Atheism: The Case Against God."

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Prometheus has designed a new cover for Atheism: The Case Against God. This reissue will also include a brief foreword by the theoretical physicist Lawrence M. Krauss. I was asked by Prometheus whether I would be interested in revising the book in any manner. That is unrealistic, given my current writing schedule, but I might consider writing a Critical Epilogue in which I explain what I would change in ATCAG after 42 years. That kind of self-critique would prove an interesting addition, but I can't afford to write for free nowadays, and I don't know whether Prometheus would be willing to pay for a new Epilogue. We shall see.....

Ghs

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You commented a long while back on why you'd not do a rewrite or revision. I think it had something to do with the crazy writing and unique publishing history.

--Brant

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I lent out my copy many years ago, and never got it back. This'll give me a good reason to buy it again. Here's hoping they shell out a sufficient sum for an Epilogue. Krauss, eh? Big name nowadays.

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I lent out my copy many years ago, and never got it back. This'll give me a good reason to buy it again. Here's hoping they shell out a sufficient sum for an Epilogue. Krauss, eh? Big name nowadays.

I don't know anything about Lawrence M. Krauss, but I guess he likes ATCAG okay if he agreed to write a foreword. This surprised me somewhat, given the heavy emphasis on Rand in my chapters on epistemology and ethics.

Ghs

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I don't know anything about Lawrence M. Krauss, but I guess he likes ATCAG okay if he agreed to write a foreword.

This has over 1.8M views on YouTube, may as well start here:

His book The Physics of Star Trek is a lot of fun.

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On 2/1/2016 at 9:38 AM, George H. Smith said:

I don't know anything about Lawrence M. Krauss, but I guess he likes ATCAG okay if he agreed to write a foreword. This surprised me somewhat, given the heavy emphasis on Rand in my chapters on epistemology and ethics.

Ghs

The idiot who said philosophy is "useless"?

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On 1/30/2016 at 11:59 PM, George H. Smith said:

I don't know whether Prometheus would be willing to pay for a new Epilogue. We shall see.....
 

I see that the book is out.  And I see a reference or two to an epilogue.  Did you get to do one?  With the blessings (we hope) of the Goddess Pecunia?  The "look inside" feature on Amazon goes to the old version, so I can't check.

https://www.amazon.com/Atheism-Case-Against-Skeptics-Bookshelf/dp/1633881970/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

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19 hours ago, 9thdoctor said:

I see that the book is out.  And I see a reference or two to an epilogue.  Did you get to do one?  With the blessings (we hope) of the Goddess Pecunia?  The "look inside" feature on Amazon goes to the old version, so I can't check.

https://www.amazon.com/Atheism-Case-Against-Skeptics-Bookshelf/dp/1633881970/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

Yes, the recent printing of ATCAG contains a new Epilogue by me. I think it's pretty interesting.

Ghs

 

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