The New Atheism

Ten Arguments That Don't Hold Water


ISBN: 9780745959436 Categories: ,

ISBN: 9780745959436

Publication date: March 29, 2011

Format: Ebook

Extent: 96 pages

Imprint: Lion Books


The new atheists are putting out new books and articles, bus adverts and TV programmes like there’s no tomorrow. They’ve gained a large amount of public attention and media exposure – but do their arguments really hold water? Using the analogy put forward by the esteemed philosopher Anthony Flew, Michael Poole examines the new atheists’ use of the ‘ten leaky buckets’ tactic of argumentation – presenting readers with a sum of arguments that are each individually defective, as though the cumulative effect should be persuasive. This closer look at the facts reveals that the buckets are, indeed, leaky.

Meet the author: Mr Michael Poole

MICHAEL POOLE is Visiting Research Fellow in Science and Religion at King’s College, London. He is the author of several books and some eighty other publications, including a debate with Professor Richard Dawkins.

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