The Devil's Delusion: Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions

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Basic Books, 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  - Murray - Goodreads

I didn't like this book, but not because the author rejects the assertions of the great (in their own minds) scientific atheists of our day. The title references Richard Dawkins' “The God Delusion”. I ... Read full review

Contents

Nights of Doubt
10
A Putup Job
108
A Curious Proof That God Does Not Exist
136
The Cardinal and His Cathedral
208
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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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