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This Is Improbable

Autor: Marc Abrahams
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780741146
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Often, thinking seriously about outlandish problems is the only way to make progress in science. The rest of the time, it’s hilarious. Marc Abrahams, the founder of the famous Ig Nobel prizes, offers an addictive, wryly funny exposé of the oddest, most imaginative, and just plain improbable research from around the world. He looks into why books on ethics are more likely to get stolen and how randomly promoting people (rather than doing it based on merit) improves their work. He also shares the findings of weird experiments, from whether Vegas lap dancers earn higher tips at a certain time of the month to how mice were once outfitted with parachutes to find a better way to murder tree snakes. Abrahams’ tour through this strangest of strange science will first make you laugh, and then make you think about your world in a completely new way. Marc Abrahams, the founder of the Ig Nobel prize, offers an addictive, wryly funny exposé of the most improbable research from around the world, from why one psychologist insisted it was better to promote people randomly to whether Vegas lap dancers get higher tips at certain times of the month. As you travel from the bizarre to the profound, Abrahams will make you laugh, and then think about the world in a completely new way.

This Is Improbable Too

Autor: Marc Abrahams
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780743629
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Marc Abrahams collects the odd, the imaginative, and the brilliantly improbable from around the world. Here he investigates research on the ins and outs of the very improbable evolutionary innovation that is the human body (brain included). This Is Improbable Too explores the odd questions that researchers are asking, such as: What's the best way to get a monkey to floss regularly? How much dandruff do soldiers in Pakistan's army have? If you add an extra henchman to your bank-robbing gang, how much more money will you earn? Why is it so impossible to estimate the number of stupid people in circulation? How many dimples will be found on the cheeks of 28,282 Greek children? Who is the Einstein of pork carcasses? This Is Improbable Too also investigates unlikely medical cases, including a boy with an "Eiffel head injury" (involving a toy tower), and even more unlikely inventions, such as a patented system for attacking your enemy with a bio-waste bomb.

Alvin Plantinga

Autor: H. Tomberlin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400952236
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The aim of this series is to inform both professional philosophers and a larger readership (of social and natural scientists, methodologists, mathematicians, students, teachers, publishers, etc.) about what is going on, who's who, and who does what in contemporary philosophy and logic. PROFILES is designed to present the research activity and the results of already outstanding personalities and schools and of newly emerging ones in the various fields of philosophy and logic. There are many Festschrift volumes dedicated to various philosophers. There is the celebrated Library of Living Philosophers edited by P. A. Schilpp whose format influenced the present enterprise. Still they can only cover very little of the contemporary philosophical scene. Faced with a tremendous expansion of philosophical information and with an almost frightening division of labor and increasing specialization we need systematic and regular ways of keeping track of what happens in the profession. PROFILES is intended to perform such a function. Each volume is devoted to one or several philosophers whose views and results are presented and discussed. The profiled philosopher(s) will summarize and review his (their) own work in the main fields of significant contribution. This work will be discussed and evaluated by invited contributors. Relevant historical and/or biographical data, an up-to-date bibliography with short abstracts of the most important works and, whenever possible, references to significant reviews and discussions will also be included.

Our Knowledge Of God

Autor: K.J. Clark
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401125767
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Natural theology is the project of articulating, defending and CntlClzmg arguments for the existence and nature of God without the aid of special revelation. Philosophical theology, which employs the rational methods of natural theology, is not restricted to premises that are discernible through observation and reason; it may rightly employ premises that are knowable through special revelation. While the project of natural theology may be construed as an attempt to demonstrate God's existence, one cannot ignore the importance of using reason or experience to understand, determine or assess attributes. One will want to know at the conclusion of a proof in natural God's theology if one has proved the existence of God and not merely the prim urn mobilum, source of moral obligation or a committee of finite designers; while God may be the prime mover and designer of the cosmos, none of these attributes alone is sufficient for making a claim to divinity. It is, therefore, difficult to distinguish sharply the project of natural theology from philosophi cal theology. The project of classical natural theology has been the attempt to prove God's existence and nature with arguments that employ premises that all rational creatures are obliged to accept.

Another Improbable Love Story That Was

Autor: Willie Price
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469112833
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Another fascinating lovers fairytale beginning during slavery and ending after the last cattle drive to Dodge City. This story will take the reader back to the cultural and political conditions during the nineteenth-century in America. The beautiful and gracious teller of this spectacular improbable love story is an Afro-American Centurion. Rosemary spins an epic, thrilling narrative of life and love along the Mississippi River in the young United States, as well as the Saint John River in Canada. This bold adventure takes the reader on many well traveled rivers and roads leading to arrogance, betrayal, envy, revenge and murder. True love crosses forbidden borders and human boundaries in this interesting and rebellious tale of passions during the often raw brutality of the times. Step back into turbulent scenarios during historical periods and enjoy this titillating, Another improbable love story that was. Enjoy!

The Non Existence Of God

Autor: Nicholas Everitt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113441899X
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Is it possible to prove or disprove God's existence? Arguments for the existence of God have taken many different forms over the centuries: in The Non-Existence of God, Nicholas Everitt considers all of the arguments and examines the role that reason and knowledge play in the debate over God's existence. He draws on recent scientific disputes over neo-Darwinism, the implication of 'big bang' cosmology, and the temporal and spatial size of the universe; and discusses some of the most recent work on the subject, leading to a controversial conclusion.

Improbable

Autor: J. D. Brucker
Publisher: J. D. Brucker
ISBN: 1503105385
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"Does God exist?" - This question has plagued humanity since its beginning. From the primitive to the sophisticated, human kind has worshipped gods of every shape, gender, size, and creed. One god, however, reigns supreme: The God of Abraham. Giving birth to the three most prevalent monotheistic religions existing today, Yahweh has dominated the theological landscape. A recent intellectual movement has taken place, however, challenging the religious status quo. This movement has given many the right to approach the God hypothesis with skepticism. Improbable: Issues with the God Hypothesis critically examines the claims made by the religious, determining whether a belief in Yahweh is actually as reasonable as long believed.

The Improbable Love Story That Was

Autor: Willie Price
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 386479529X
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The Improbable Love Story That was.....Spins an interesting tale. It is a love story that transcends time and space. A soul finds a recognizable new body with an indistinguishable persona. There are two Black Aphrodite's, born forty seven years apart on different and distant continents. Mia and Sabrina were destined to become the enchanting objects of affection by three generations of the Leonard's, a portentous, powerful and wealthy family. Our heroine in the present finds herself immerged in a mystical phenomenon and a love she cannot deny. Sabrina's life transcends space and time with San Francisco as its port of call. By sheer coincidence, she becomes the spirit of the Leonardo's struggle to comprehend and embrace the unexplainable, as they encounter anger, jealousy and revenge.