Atheism & Humanism
The following represents all books currently listed within the genre, Atheism & Humanism:
CONNECTED is a speculative fiction thriller with touches of science and philosophy, which reached No.1 in Amazon UK's Bestseller lists for both Thrillers and Science Fiction within 5 days of release.
Beginning with the funeral of a renowned classical violinist in a sleepy rural hamlet in the Lake District, a former theoretical physicist tries to make sense of his brother's suicide. Across the country, a university student, enjoying the unexpected attentions of an enigmatic seductress, is disturbed when his best friend falls to his death from the thirteenth floor of a neighbouring campus tower block.
As each tries to unravel the mystery behind the apparent suicides, they are drawn into an obsessive search for a computer-generated fractal video sequence, with startling effects on human consciousness, and which might just pave the way for discovery of the ultimate Theory of Everything.
However, they are not the only ones to have seen the potential of this mind-altering video, and soon find themselves in a desperate race against time with gangsters from the shadowy worlds of sex, drugs, cyber-crime, and massively multi-player on-line gaming.
Shattering the Myths of Darwinism: A rational criticism of evolution theory
Richard Milton has been a science writer and journalist for more than forty years. In Shattering the Myths of Darwinism he re-examines Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection from a strictly rational standpoint, in the light of recent scientific research.
His independent reporting shows that much of the ‘scientific evidence’ for Darwinism that is taught in schools and colleges is deeply flawed - in some cases is no better than pseudoscience or junk science.
His investigation shows how Darwinism the scientific theory has been slowly replaced by Darwinism the religious dogma and how anyone who dares even to ask questions about the theory is stigmatised as a heretic who must be attacked and denigrated by the theocracy who have appointed themselves as guardians of the Darwinism paradigm.
In subject after subject, Milton shows how the modern theory of Darwinism has been erected on supposition, assertion, and assumption while the real scientific evidence for the theory is weak, circumstantial and inconclusive. Darwinism is exposed as resting on a foundation of argument, rather than on empirical evidence or experiment.
To most students, teachers, and even some scientists it will come as a surprise to learn that recent research into the age of the Earth has produced evidence that our planet could be much younger than had previously been thought: existing methods of geochronometry have been found to be deeply flawed and unreliable; the extent of genetic change by selection has been found experimentally to be limited; only a catastrophist model of development can account for important Earth structures and processes such as continental drift and most fossil-bearing rock formations - most of the Earth's surface in fact. These major discoveries have had profound consequences for the neo-Darwinist theory of evolution, yet few of them have found their way into the public domain, still less into school or university textbooks or museum displays.
Equally, many of the iconic symbols of Darwinism, quoted as though sacred texts, are now known to be just as flawed. The beak of the Galapagos finches provide no evidence for evolution or even natural selection, since there are not thirteen species of finch on the islands but just one. So-called ‘industrial melanism’ in the peppered moth, beloved of biology teachers and museum curators alike, is a figment of Darwinist imaginations. Fossil species such as ‘Lucy’ and her fellow Australopithecines have been restored in museum displays to look like upright walking humans while in fact they have been described by paleoanthropologists as arboreal apes.
This book sets out to make accessible, and put into context, these new discoveries to enable non-scientists to evaluate for themselves the status of the general theory of evolution and the new light cast on existing theories by the latest discoveries.
What the Press said about ‘Shattering the Myths of Darwinism’
"The world of science faces the biggest challenge yet to one of its most basic beliefs: Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. An authoritative compilation of scientific findings." Neville Hodgkinson, The Sunday Times
“Richard Milton's book . . . could shake the ‘religion’ of evolution as much as ‘Honest to God’ shook popular Christianity 30 years ago." Leader Column, The Times
"Milton . . . utters some important warnings. We ignore them at our peril."
Julia Neuberger, The Sunday Times
"In his popular book, journalist Richard Milton shows Darwinism as a crumbling edifice, supported only by a conservative scientific establishment." Matthew Cockerill, The Daily Telegraph
THE MIRACLES AND MILLIONS SAGA
Two minds, two bodies, two hearts, one soul.
On the day that Dorothy Lyle turns forty she is still single and living a boring, routine existence of a nine-to-five life. This has never been part of her great life plan, and is a niggling and constant source of frustration.
#HUMOUR #IRISH MAMMIES #CRAZY VISIONS
That all changes, along with her life, forever, when she unexpectedly wins a fortune on the lottery and is suddenly propelled into the realms of the super-rich elite. Everything that money can buy suddenly comes within reach for her.
And while Dorothy likes the idea of being rich beyond her wildest dreams, she soon finds that it will bring its own set of problems. A set of problems compounded by her unique and amazing ability.
In the old days when she had been just plain old Dorothy, it had been easy to hide her psychic powers. But now, rich beyond belief, it’s going to be so much harder. When her dreams and visions start to become more vivid and frightening than usual, she wonders if any amount of money can protect her from her own gifts.
Since the age of nineteen she has been aware that a shadowy presence travels with her. This being provides solace and protection whenever the going gets tough, yet seldom provides a straightforward answer to her questions. What do the dreams and visions mean, and why does one particular strange and dangerous man keep appearing to her? The universe is talking to Dorothy, but is she ready to listen?
Book 1 of the Miracles and Millions Saga. A story of hope.
The novels in this series are not standalone and have caused many readers sleepless nights as they plough through all ten, determined to break their own reading record. Check out the boxed set of 1-3, available June 2016.
Miracles and Millions - Book 2
Two minds, two bodies, two hearts, one soul.
Colour picks up where Avarice left off, and continues the story of Dorothy Lyle's great adventure as a psychic woman whose fortunes have changed overnight. She is back, and she is brasher and sassier than ever. With a new-found wealth that allows her to holiday in Rome like a celebrity, while gambling away enough cash to feed a small Central American country. She is having fun, living life on the edge and to the full, determined to enjoy her status as a woman of wealth and leisure. And she’s doing it in style.
HUMOUR, MORE CRAZY VISIONS AND A MYSTIC MAN!
But when Dorothy decides to treat herself to a tarot card reading one day, she is stunned to hear the medium’s prediction for her future. Why would someone want to hurt her? What could she possibly have done to make such an enemy?
Dorothy tries her best to ignore the portent, but she cannot get the words of the mystic out of her head and they continue to haunt her, lurking in the deepest recesses of her mind. And when the spiteful text messages and malevolent phone calls begin, the words of foreboding return to her and she begins to question her very sanity.
She begins to wonder if there is some truth to the warning after all. Is it possible that betrayal and catastrophe are lying in wait, ready to destroy her new life before she can fully enjoy it, or blow all the cash?
Miracles & Millions - A Story of Gratitude. Be prepared for IRISH MAMMIES, THE COMPLETE AND UTTER ABSENCE OF VAMPIRES - HOT OR OTHERWISE. SOME PROFANITY - IRISH STYLE.
Colour is not a standalone novel.Check out the boxed set of 1-3 which is now available.
This book is a whimsical take on the puzzle and purpose of existence. It employs a casually structured conversation-style narrative to discuss a wide range of topics that include the randomness involved in all creation, mysteries of the human mind and consciousness, the miracle of evolution and resulting nature, the reality of moral values and fallacies of our society, perplexing supernatural myths of possessed humans, and the like. The author sheds light on his views about the true purpose of existence and the right methods that lead to attainment of wisdom and contemplation of the absolute cosmic truth. There are a good number of theories, principles, concepts, philosophical arguments, laws, and true stories that have been presented. The overall writing style is engaging, with a lot of questions thrown in to stimulate your thoughts. Some interesting and imaginary fictional conversations have found a place in many places. You will observe that the author digresses randomly on some occasions with peculiar, yet relevant, references to corporate HR. All in all, reading this book should be time well spent. After all, it does make sense, from time to time, to think about how and why we are here.
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