Preaching to the Converted?
Richard Dawkins collects his views regarding belief in the supernatural in one place; and makes the case that not only is science the true path to understanding the universe, but that anti-scientific beliefs are harmful. However, he makes a better case in the portion of the book where he is an expert, which is evolutionary biology; that science in general and the theory of evolution in particular, make the existance of a God (an all-knowing, omnipotent creator) so improbable that it must be rejected. The later chapters, which go into the psychology of belief, are descriptive of the problems that result from religion, but give no hint at a solution. By definition a person of faith cannot be reached by reasoned arguements; so these descriptions are not likely to be read or understood by anyone who does not already agree with the author, as I do.
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