The God Delusion
Evolutionary theorist Richard Dawkins is not an atheist who sits quietly in the pews. The scientist Discover dubbed "Darwin's Rottweiler" refuses to regard religion as mere harmless nonsense; he views it instead as one of humanity's most pernicious creations. In The God Delusion, he attacks... show more
Evolutionary theorist Richard Dawkins is not an atheist who sits quietly in the pews. The scientist Discover dubbed "Darwin's Rottweiler" refuses to regard religion as mere harmless nonsense; he views it instead as one of humanity's most pernicious creations. In The God Delusion, he attacks arguments for the existence of God; accuses religions of fomenting divisiveness, war, and bigotry and castigates believers in intelligent design.
Publish date: January 16th 2008
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Pages no: 366
Edition language: English
, Popular Science
“Science can chip away at agnosticism, in a way that Huxley bent over backwards to deny for the special of God. I am arguing that, notwithstanding the polite abstinence of Huxley, Gould and many others, the God question is not in principle and forever outside the remit of science. As with the nature...
✪✪✪✪✪ 5 starsThis was an intense and very thought provoking read. It's anything but light and Dawkins certainly likes to pack a punch.I imagine with this one that Dawkins is perhaps already preaching to the converted though as I think they are the only ones that would consider picking this one up. I...
No, not perfect in its argumentation; and yes, Dawkins is preachy. However, considering what and whom he's up against I'm inclined to forgive him his flaws.
I have issues with a couple things in this book (comparing religious indoctrination to sexual abuse, mainly), but overall I'm really glad that I read it. Even more glad that I went back and *re-read* it almost immediately, because it is not the type of book you just breeze through once. There are po...
This took me a while to get through, not because it was bad, but because there is a lot of information and material to get through and understand (and I had to take multiple breaks to get away from the realistic, logical arguments and read something fun).Overall, I think this was very well written. ...
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