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Sioux Falls Atheists endorse The Happy Atheist for its attack
on the irrational beliefs and religious hysteria that darken our age.

The Happy Atheist
By PZ Myers

The Happy Atheist (2013) - 208 pages
The Happy Atheist at Amazon.com

I'm an atheist swimming in a sea of superstition, surrounded by well-meaning, good people with whom I share a culture and similar concerns, and there's only one thing I can do. I have to laugh. - PZ Myer

Through his popular science blog, Pharyngula, PZ Myers has entertained millions of readers with his infectious love of evolutionary science and his equally infectious disdain for creationism, biblical literalism, intelligence design theory, and other products of godly illogic. In this funny and fearless book, Myers takes on the religious fanaticism of our times with the gleeful disrespect it deserves, skewering the apocalyptic fantasies, magical thinking, hypocrisies, and pseudoscientific theories advanced by religious fundamentalists of all stripes.

With a healthy appreciation of the absurd, Myers not only pokes fun at the ridiculous tenets of popular religions but also highlights how the persistence of Stone Age superstition can have dark consequences: interfering with our politics, slowing our scientific progress, and limiting freedom in our culture.

Forceful and articulate, scathing and funny, The Happy Atheist is a reaffirmation of the revelatory power of humor and the truth-revealing powers of science and reason.

PZ Myers is a professor of biology at the University of Minnesota, Morris. He was named Humanist of the Year in 2009 by the American Humanist Association and received the International Humanist Award in 2011 from the International Humanist and Ethical Union. He has lectured throughout the world on biology, evolution, atheism, and skepticism. Awards Pharyngula has received include the 2006 Weblog Award for Best Science Blog and the 2005 Koufax Award for Best Expert Blog. In 2006, the journal Nature listed Pharyngula as the top-ranked blog by a scientist.


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The Happy Atheist
By PZ Myers

Sioux Falls Atheists endorse The Happy Atheist for its attack
on the irrational beliefs and religious hysteria that darken our age.