We have to start this profile with some sad news: There are no big, juicy paychecks for writing books about philosophy. There are no big, juicy paychecks for writing books about science. And there certainly are no big, juicy paychecks for writing books about the philosophy of science.
Philosophy professor and author Keith Parsons has just released his latest book, It Started with Copernicus: Vital Questions about Science. In 430 pages, he reveals the mysteries of the universe, explains gravity, verifies the existence of unicorns and presents the philosophical rational behind his stand against neo-conservative religious attacks on relativism in regards to postmodern feminism (we think we got that right). Oh, and he absolutely proves that you (yes, you) are not the center of the universe.
Okay, so we made up the part about unicorns but given that Parsons previously released Rational Episodes: Logic for the Intermittently Reasonable and God and the Burden of Proof: Plantinga, Swinburne, and the Analytic Defense of Theism, we figure if anyone could prove the existence of magical horses with horns growing out of their heads, it would be Parsons.More »