• Diaries of Dissension by Tommy Rodriguez

    Diaries of Dissension, Second Edition: A Case Against the Irrational and Absurd

    Have you ever questioned the premise of your religious faith? Tommy Rodriguez certainly has. In fact, he is no stranger to questioning conventional wisdom. Having spent most of his adult life contemplating over such things, Rodriguez learned a thing or two about his religion that eventually sent him spiraling down a path of dissension and doubt. His first book entitled, “Diaries of Dissension,” proposes the question … is religion a legitimate source truth? Rodriguez embarks on a self-illuminating quest to answer this question, plus many more.

    Years of scientific research have led Rodriguez to value the importance of skeptical inquiry. Written for the non-specialist, this book seeks to propagate a public understanding for science education. In doing so, Rodriguez pursues the ambitious task of taking on the tenets of religion in order to resolve humanity’s most profound questions, while invoking a few surprising twists that Rodriguez foresees as an inescapable predicament to religious faith.

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    Tommy Rodriguez, M.S.

    Tommy Rodriguez is no stranger to questioning conventional wisdom. Having spent most of his life overcoming his own internal demons, Tommy learned a thing or two about his religion that eventually sent him spiraling down a path of dissension and doubt. With a scientific background in computational biology [specializing in phylogenetics and comparative genomics], Rodriguez uses science to bring forth a case against the establishment of religion. A big supporter of education, Tommy hopes to be instrumental in propagating scientific awareness, the pursuit of truth, and skeptical inquiry.

    “It is my opinion that education is a key component to peace and progress. Despite their arrogant claims to have all the answers, world religions cannot account for recent insights and discoveries about the natural world and human history. In this, the most tantalizing argument against religious faith comes forth in the way of science and reason. An ever-growing scientific consensus has resulted in the ever-shrinking populous of religious relevance.”

    ― Tommy Rodriguez, Diaries of Dissension: A Case Against the Irrational and Absurd

    “And thus, species of living organisms were not independently created, but have descended and diversified over time from common ancestors. This is quite clear. To date, no other scientific theory so elegantly explains this. Evolutionary theory has withstood the test of time—by way of vicarious experimentation, observation, analyses, and relentless criticism, though opposing viewpoints still cling to the concept of 'intelligent design.' As a person of the biological sciences, I cannot subscribe to such misguided notions that suggest static biological states. Clearly, proper examination of the natural world reveal evolutionary trajectories—some random, others nonrandom—and all having observable genetic implications. It is only when we apply evolutionary explanations to living systems that it becomes ever so clear. The world was not specifically designed with us in mind, but rather we long since adapted and conformed to our surroundings, only giving it the illusionary appearance of 'design.'”

    ― Tommy Rodriguez, Diaries of Dissension: A Case Against the Irrational and Absurd

  • Book Summary

    Diaries of Dissension, Second Edition: A Case Against the Irrational and Absurd

    Have you ever questioned the premise of your religious faith? Tommy Rodriguez certainly has. In fact, he is no stranger to questioning conventional wisdom. Having spent most of his adult life contemplating over such things, Rodriguez learned a thing or two about his religion that eventually sent him spiraling down a path of dissension and doubt. His first book entitled, “Diaries of Dissension,” proposes the question … is religion a legitimate source truth? Rodriguez embarks on a self-illuminating quest to answer this question, plus many more.

    Years of scientific research have led Rodriguez to value the importance of skeptical inquiry. Written for the non-specialist, this book seeks to propagate a public understanding for science education. In doing so, Rodriguez pursues the ambitious task of taking on the tenets of religion in order to resolve humanity’s most profound questions, while invoking a few surprising twists that Rodriguez foresees as an inescapable predicament to religious faith.

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    Purchase your copy at Barnes & Noble
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