The God delusion

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Published
  • London : Black Swan 2007
Physical description
463 p. ; 20 cm.
ISBN
  • 055277331x
  • 9780552773317
  • 055277331x
Notes
  • Originally published: London: Bantam, 2006.
  • Originally published: London: Bantam, 2006.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 427-435) and index.
  • Other format: Also available in printed form ISBN 9780552773317
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Audience
  • adult
Contents
  • While Europe is secularized, the rise of religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, divides opinion around the world. This work attacks God in various forms, from the sex-obsessed, cruel tyrant of the Old Testament to the more benign, but still illogical, Celestial Watchmaker.
  • A deeply religious nonbeliever. Deserved respect ; Undeserved respect -- The God hypothesis. Polytheism ; Monotheism ; Secularism, the Founding Fathers and the religion of America ; The poverty of agnosticism ; NOMA ; The great prayer experiment ; The Neville Chamberlain school of evolutionists ; Little green men -- Arguments for God's existence. Thomas Aquinas's "proofs" ; The ontological argument and other a priori arguments ; The argument from beauty ; The argument from personal "experience" ; The argument from Scripture ; The argument from admired religious scientists ; Pascal's wager ; Bayesian arguments -- Why there almost certainly is no God. The ultimate Boeing 747 ; Natural selection as a consciousness-raiser ; Irreducible complexity ; The worship of gaps ; The anthropic principle : planetary version ; The anthropic principle : cosmological version ; An interlude at Cambridge -- The roots of religion.
Related item
  • Other version: The God delusion / Richard Dawkins. - 1st Mariner Books ed.
  • http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0643/2006015506-d.html
  • http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0737/2006015506-b.html
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Electronic books.
  • text
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Language
  • English

Summary

  • While Europe is secularized, the rise of religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, divides opinion around the world. This work attacks God in various forms, from the sex-obsessed, cruel tyrant of the Old Testament to the more benign, but still illogical, Celestial Watchmaker.

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