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Unconvincing Effort, Full of Holes, Disapointing,
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This review is from: The 'New' Atheism: 10 Arguments That Don't Hold Water? (Paperback)
If your looking for a reasonable argument against Atheism this is not it. A hero against the "Evil Doctor an Friends" they are not. Even their explanation of what an argument is, is wrong. The chapter, "Explaining Explaining" has no coherence or logic, it is the biggest hole in the bucket, the top. Its a shame, I really wanted to know what these Ten Arguments were, but am seriously disappointed. The water in their bucket is mainly hot air, Mr Poole joust's with no pole.
If, however, you want an example of how 'Not' to challenge Atheism, then you should definitely read this book. Anyone wishing to see where not to step in this debate may profit from the weakness of this books ten gusts of wind against Atheism. Perhaps the author was trying too hard, or being too impatient to form a serious argument that "Holds Water". I realize it must be frustrating to battle against an overwhelming amount of scientific literature in order to defend God (or encourage 'Pro-Anti-Atheism'), but, I am really looking for a respectable challenge to it. I did not find it here. Perhaps a second attempt from this author would provide a much clearer Anti-Atheist argument. Mud slinging gets us nowhere.
An expert on memes Mr Poole unfortunately is not. He shoots himself in the foot many times. "No God" Is not a meme mr Poole, Anti-Atheism Is a meme.
In Summary and replying in metaphor, this book is cheap and thin, as thin as the anti-argument it provides. Cheap shots that do not break the skin even though a few sound as if they could be appropriately aimed at center(an understanding of the sciences involved proves these to be off target). A person fishing for answers on this debate (reading this book) will catch a bucket full of red herrings with holes plugged with mud. Sorry Mr Poole, try again please.