The Devil's Delusion: Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions

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Basic Books, Aug 26, 2009 - Religion - 240 pages
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Militant atheism is on the rise. In recent years Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens have produced a steady stream of best-selling books denigrating religious belief. These authors are merely the leading edge of a larger movement that includes much of the scientific community.

In response, mathematician David Berlinski, himself a secular Jew, delivers a biting defense of religious thought. The Devil's Delusion is a brilliant, incisive, and funny book that explores the limits of science and the pretensions of those who insist it is the ultimate touchstone for understanding our world.


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User Review  - jimocracy - LibraryThing

I was hoping for better arguments from an ID proponent who claims to be a secular Jew but to no avail. The author picks up all the old clichés; with their flawed logic and all. He infused god-speak ... Read full review

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User Review  - Aerow - LibraryThing

This is one of the most important books I've read in scientific literature "for the layman". Written by a secular Jewish scientist and mathematician, this book explores what science really does know ... Read full review


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David Berlinski holds a PhD from Princeton University and has taught mathematics and philosophy at universities in the United States and in France. He is the best-selling author of such books as A Tour of the Calculus, The Advent of the Algorithm, and Newton's Gift. Berlinski writes frequently for Commentary, among other journals. He lives in Paris, France.

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