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    Book Review: The Demon-Haunted World

    by I don’t know if Tim Minchin has ever read Carl Sagan, but a quote springs to mind that brilliantly summarizes this book, even if it wasn’t intended to: “Throughout history, every mystery ever solved has turned out to be not magic.” Carl Sagan may have been “darn close” to an atheist, not knowing with certainty there is no god, but stating regularly in interviews and articles that there wasn’t any compelling evidence for god’s existence. I would argue semantics at that point—for a non-interventionist god who merely set things rolling and sat back to watch, there is no evidence and so there is no way to know with absolute…