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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Berlinski totally redeems himself To post a review of a book on a controversial topic is to invite abuse from one side or the other, so on one level I would have preferred to keep silent, but in ... Read full review

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Excellent expose of the dishonest and sloppy logic used by the leading atheists who would like us to believe that science provides unassailable evidence that natural processes are entirely adequate to ... 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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