TIA reviews

Here’s a surprisingly nice pair of reviews. First, Jordan Richardson for Blog Critics:

I didn’t want to like this book….Day plays the same game as Dawkins, Harris, Hitchens, and others. He does not claim to do otherwise. This is not a book that presents a substitute premise to the claims of Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens. It is, fundamentally, a volume unmistakably designed around the initiative of simply proving them wrong….

If an intelligent and well-written evaluation of the New Atheists’ core arguments is an attractive notion, Vox Day’s The Irrational Atheist is one of the most precise works available to date.

And while Bethyada isn’t in complete accord with everything in the book, he seems to have enjoyed it nonetheless. I will point out, however, that despite its lack of utility in a broader sense, the fractal intelligence rebuttal is correct in the particular context of the “Ultimate 747” argument given Dawkins’s very poor definition of complexity as nothing more than sheer quantity of information:

Vox is witty. He is both very clever and very funny…. What is useful in this foray into the New Atheist territory is that Vox lets them choose the battlefield and the weapons. And while Vox has no hesitancy in demolishing the arguments with his opponents’ swords, he frequently just sharpens them before handing them back leaving the New Atheists to eviscerate themselves!