How Should We Make Decisions Without Direct Evidence?

by Lex Bayer,Oct 31, 2014

An excerpt from our book has been posted on Hemant Mehta’s blog, the Friendly Atheist. You can read the excerpt here.

In the excerpt we discuss a thought experiment for how we might make decisions when there’s no direct evidence to help guide our decisions. In the book we then go on further to make a parallel between the scenario described and questions we might face when contemplating the nature of God.

The post lead to some lively discussion on the blog – 149 comments so far and counting. So great to see readers engaging with the content of the book.


Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.