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Allen Paulos is Professor of Mathematics at Temple University. He has
been celebrated as a writer and speaker about the importance of
mathematical literacy, although he is also drawn to other related
subjects, such as the mathematical basis of humor. He is the author of , as well as and . His latest book is .
this discussion with D.J. Grothe, John Allen Paulos explores some
classical proof of God's existence, and why he discounts them. He
criticizes some mathematical proofs for theism, including those based
on statistics, and explains how free market economics might challenge
Intelligent Design theory. He also details why it is important for the
non-mathematician to know math, and how mathematics might be beautiful.
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