"There is always supposed to be an invisible asterisk when scientists say 'this is true'- because nothing is certain."
"Our beliefs about ourselves and the world are built on each other in a Jenga-like fashion." If there is anything to take away from this book, it's that we all need to take a long, piercing look at our own core beliefs, the likelihood of their truthfulness, and analyze their implications. Yes, that includes your faith (or lack of it). If you don't know why you trust what you believe, you can't really claim to believe anything. All you can truly say is that your culture or upbringing inclines you towards certain thought patterns. Your worldview is vitally important. Understand it, and be equipped to defend it.
(Has some language.)
(Speaks of the Arab spring, and other geopolitical events that are rooted in violence. Not very descriptive.)
Largely gratuitous profanity is scattered throughout this one, probably about six times. This covers both rude and crude language, as well as taking God's name in vain for no apparent reason.
Unstated, but seems to be agnostic or atheist.
*disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest opinion. The thoughts expressed are entirely my own.*