37 Books

37 books recommended by Edip Yüksel, in no particular order, except the obvious one.
1. Language and Symbolic Power, Bourdieu
2. Innumeracy, John Alles Paulos
3. Genius, Harold Bloom
4. Philosophical Investigations, L. Wittgenstein
5. Intelligent Design, William A. Dembsky
6. Losing Faith in Faith, Dan Barker
7. Exploring Islam in a New Light, Abdur Rab
8. Universal History of Numbers, Georges Ifrah
9. Jesus, Interrupted, Bart D. Ehrman
10. Islamic Theory of Evolution, T.O. Shanavas
11. Hegemony or Survival: Noam Chomsky
12. God & The New Physics, Paul Davies
13. The Blind Watchmaker, Richard Dawkins
14. Allah, Liberty and Love, Irshad Manji
15. Professor Stewart’s Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities, Ian Stewart
16. Introduction to Logic, Copi and Cohen
17. Discipline & Punish, Michel Foucault
18. 101 Ethical Dilemmas, Martin Cohen
19. NINETEEN: God’s Signature in Nature and Scripture, Edip Yuksel
20. 101 Philosophy Problems, Martin Cohen
21. Human Body: a Family Reference, Parragon
22. Power of Logical Thinking, Marilyn Vos Savant
23. Quran, Hadith and Islam, Rashad Khalifa
24. The Philosophy Gym, Stephen Law
25. Is God a Mathematician, Mario Livio
26. The Demon-Haunted World, Carl Sagan
27. Flim-Flam, James Randi
28. Why People Believe Weird Things, Michael Shermer
29. Doublespeak, William Lutz
30. Understanding Islamic Law (Shari’a), Raj Bhala
31. The Copernican Revolution, Thomas S. Kuhn
32. The Mathematical Experience, Philip J. Davis
33. Unsolved Problems in Number Theory, Richard K. Guy
34. Losing My Religion, Jeffrey Lang
35. The Math Book, Clifford A. Pickover
36. Perspectives from the Past: Primary Sources in Western Civ. (2 vol), James M. Brophy, et al.
37. Quran: a Reformist Translation, Edip Yuksel, Layth al-Shaiban, Martha Schulte-Nafeh

The Prime Argument

Edip Yuksel and Carl Sagan argue on the “mathematical structure” of the Quran and its philosophical implication regarding the existence of God. Carl Sagan, as an agnostic astronomer, expresses his doubts about such an inference. The two-round short argument provides a different perspective on the “Miraculous Code 19” of the Quran. It is a prime argument on a mysterious prime number.

Look Again at that dot (Carl Sagan)

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.