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Nonsense of a High Order: The Confused and Illusory World of the Atheist
Rabbi Moshe Averick

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011

A powerful and compelling presentation that reclaims the intellectual high ground for the rational believer in God in the 21st Century. Using razor-sharp logic, a rapier wit, and irony-laced humor, Rabbi Averick exposes the gaping flaws in atheistic ideology in general, and in the modern "militant atheism" of writers like Dawkins, Hitchens, and Harris, in particular. Talk show host and best-selling author Dr. Diane Medved (The American Family) ...


Love and Other Cosmic Nonsense (Entangled Covet)

Entangled: Covet, 2014

Breaking it off with her long-time non-magical boyfriend, Evan, was for his own good. At least that's what Maggie Owen tells herself. After all, a witch and a human can have no future together. Her vision told her so. But now it seems the universe is exacting revenge for upsetting the balance of what "should be" and her heart is telling her she was wrong. Evan Jackson can't believe his bad luck. It's been a year since Maggie broke his heart, ...


Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths And Total Nonsense: Profiting From Evidence-Based Management
Jeffrey Pfeffer, Robert I. Sutton

Harvard Business Review Press, 2006

The best organizations have the best talent. . . Financial incentives drive company performance. . . Firms must change or die. Popular axioms like these drive business decisions every day. Yet too much common management “wisdom” isn’t wise at all—but, instead, flawed knowledge based on “best practices” that are actually poor, incomplete, or outright obsolete. Worse, legions of managers use this dubious knowledge to make decisions that ...


A Nonsense Anthology

Public Domain Books, 2005

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


Nonsense Song

Public Domain Books, 2004

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


Nonsense: Red Herrings, Straw Men and Sacred Cows: How We Abuse Logic in Our Everyday Language
Robert J. Gula

Axios Press, 2007

Nonsense is the best compilation and study of verbal logical fallacies available anywhere. It is a handbook of the myriad ways we go about being illogical—how we deceive others and ourselves, how we think and argue in ways that are disorderly, disorganized, or irrelevant. Nonsense is also a short course in nonmathematical logical thinking, especially important for students of philosophy and economics. A book of remarkable scholarship, Nonsense ...


Nonsense from the Bible
Brian Baker

FastPencil, Inc., 2012

The author of this book, Brian Baker, was a 'born again' fundamentalist Christian for seventeen years. For ten of those years he was the founding pastor of one of Australia's largest churches (1979-89). Following the failure of his marriage, he resigned from the ministry and then spent the following few years seriously examining his faith and the veracity of the Bible. Finally he came to the conclusion that his Christian beliefs were seriously ...


Do You Believe in Magic?: The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine
Paul A., M.D. Offit

Harper, 2013

In Do You Believe in Magic? , medical expert Paul A. Offit, M.D., offers a scathing exposé of the alternative medicine industry, revealing how even though some popular therapies are remarkably helpful due to the placebo response, many of them are ineffective, expensive, and even deadly. Dr. Offit reveals how alternative medicine—an unregulated industry under no legal obligation to prove its claims or admit its risks—can actually be ...


Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals' Abuse of Science
Alan Sokal, Jean Bricmont

Picador, 1999

In 1996, Alan Sokal published an essay in the hip intellectual magazine Social Text parodying the scientific but impenetrable lingo of contemporary theorists. Here, Sokal teams up with Jean Bricmont to expose the abuse of scientific concepts in the writings of today's most fashionable postmodern thinkers. From Jacques Lacan and Julia Kristeva to Luce Irigaray and Jean Baudrillard, the authors document the errors made by some postmodernists ...


The Nonsense of Kant and Lewis Carroll: Unexpected Essays on Philosophy, Art, Life, and Death
Ben-Ami Scharfstein

University Of Chicago Press, 2014

What if Immanuel Kant floated down from his transcendental heights, straight through Alice’s rabbit hole, and into the fabulous world of Lewis Carroll? For Ben-Ami Scharfstein this is a wonderfully instructive scenario and the perfect way to begin this wide-ranging collection of decades of startlingly synthesized thought. Combining a deep knowledge of psychology, cultural anthropology, art history, and the history of religions—not to mention ...


Sense and Nonsense About Crime, Drugs, and Communities: A Policy Guide
Samuel Walker

Cengage Learning, 2010

Samuel Walker's SENSE AND NONSENSE ABOUT CRIME, DRUGS, AND COMMUNITIES was one of the first books to challenge common misconceptions about crime, and the new Seventh Edition remains uniquely effective at doing so. Described as a "masterful critique" of American policies on everything from crime control, to guns, to drugs, this incisive text cuts through popular myths and political rhetoric while emphasizing current research and proven practice. ...


Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk
Massimo Pigliucci

University Of Chicago Press, 2010

Recent polls suggest that fewer than 40 percent of Americans believe in Darwin’s theory of evolution, despite it being one of science’s best-established findings. More and more parents are refusing to vaccinate their children for fear it causes autism, though this link can been consistently disproved. And about 40 percent of Americans believe that the threat of global warming is exaggerated, despite near consensus in the scientific community ...


Simplified Strategic Planning: The No-Nonsense Guide for Busy People Who Want Results Fast
Robert W. Bradford, Brian Tarcy

Chandler House Press, 2000

Future success? or future shock? Only companies that plan ahead will survive the changes in business today--and tomorrow.


The No-Nonsense, General Class License Study Guide

Dan Romanchik, KB6NU, 2011

This study guide will help you learn everything you need to know to get your General Class amateur radio license. Written in a simple, easy-to-understand style, this study guide will help you upgrade in no time.


Perfect Nonsense: The Chaotic Comics and Goofy Games of George Carlson
George Carlson

Fantagraphics, 2014

Perfect Nonsense spans the career of one of the most innovative and under-rated Golden Age artists, classic children’s illustrators, and nonsense poets in American history. Perfect Nonsense tells the complete story behind one of the most innovative and under-rated Golden Age artists, classic children’s illustrators, and nonsense poets in American history. For more than 50 years, George Carlson created thousands of distinctive and ...


Market Sense and Nonsense: How the Markets Really Work (and How They Don't)
Jack D. Schwager

Wiley, 2012

Bestselling author, Jack Schwager, challenges the assumptions at the core of investment theory and practice and exposes common investor mistakes, missteps, myths, and misreads When it comes to investment models and theories of how markets work, convenience usually trumps reality. The simple fact is that many revered investment theories and market models are flatly wrong—that is, if we insist that they work in the real world. Unfounded ...


The No-Nonsense Guide to Globalization (No-Nonsense Guides)
Wayne Ellwood

New Internationalist, 2010

While globalization can be a force for equality, it can also be seen as the embodiment of inequality—the rich world's rabid consumption of resources comes at the expense of poor countries, forced to cut costs and corners to compete. With previous editions' sales of over sixty thousand, this new edition is fully updated with a new chapter on the financial meltdown and its aftermath, which underlines the book's critique of deregulation. It also ...


Boot Camp for Your Brain: A No-Nonsense Guide to the SAT I, 3rd Edition
M. Denmark Manning

Xlibris, 2010

"Boot Camp For Your Brain: A No-Nonsense Guide to the SAT I" is probably the best book on the market for sheer effectiveness at raising scores. If you diligently study the material on a regular basis and make a sincere effort, you will


The No-Nonsense Guide to International Development (No-Nonsense Guides)
Maggie Black

New Internationalist, 2007

“Overseas aid” and “international development” are catch-all terms that cover a multitude of activities—and abuses. This guide explains what “development” actually is—and explores its political and economic roots. It shows what can happen in the name of development and argues for a more organic, social approach with those it seeks to serve as equal partners in the process. Maggie Black has written books for the Oxford ...


No-Nonsense Algebra: Part of the Mastering Essential Math Skills Series
Richard W. Fisher

Math Essentials, 2011

Much more than just a book...Twice the algebra at half the price! COMES WITH A FREE ONLINE VIDEO TUTORIAL FOR EACH AND EVERY LESSON IN THE BOOK . The only complete, stand alone algebra book that comes with an award-winning teacher who provides instruction for each and every lesson. Programs with this much content can often cost hundreds of dollars. THE VIDEOS ALONE, ARE WORTH THE PRICE OF THE BOOK! Winner of the Intel Innovations in Teaching ...



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