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The God Delusion (Hardcover)

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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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Okay, I will keep this short. This book probably won't convert any religoids, but that is because they would never pick it up for fear of god sending them to hell. If you are agnostic, it will probably have some influence on you. If you are an atheist, it is an awesome read, purely due to the sheer amount of information, and well thought out arguments. Any Dawkins book is a good read.

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Preaching to the Converted?

by Joe on 10/5/2006

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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Dawkins is the best author going right now

by Andrew on 11/16/2006

Okay, I will keep this short. This book probably won't convert any religoids, but that is because they would never pick it up for fear of god sending them to hell. If you are agnostic, it will probably have some influence on you. If you are an atheist, it is an awesome read, purely due to the sheer amount of information, and well thought out arguments. Any Dawkins book is a good read.

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Discovery" magazine has recently called Richard Dawkins "Darwins Rottweiler" for his fierce and effective defense of evolution. In his "New York Times" bestseller, Dawkins turns his considerable intellect on religion, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.

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Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Mfg Part# 9780618680009
SKU 202710213
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0618680004
Release Date 4/10/2007
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