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The God Delusion

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Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston, USA, New York, USA .
Written in English.

About the Book

A preeminent scientist—and the world's most prominent atheist—asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society, from the Crusades to 9/11.

With rigor and wit, Dawkins examines God in all his forms, from the sex-obsessed tyrant of the Old Testament to the more benign (but still illogical) Celestial Watchmaker favored by some Enlightenment thinkers. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry, and abuses children, buttressing his points with historical and contemporary evidence. The God Delusion makes a compelling case that belief in God is not just wrong but potentially deadly. It also offers exhilarating insight into the advantages of atheism to the individual and society, not the least of which is a clearer, truer appreciation of the universe's wonders than any faith could ever muster.

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
2006

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
211/.8
Library of Congress
BL2775.3 .D39 2006

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
x, 406 p.
Number of pages
416
Dimensions
9.3 x 6.1 x 1.5 inches
Weight
1.2 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25129006M
Internet Archive
goddelusi00dawk
ISBN 13
9780618680009
LC Control Number
2006015506

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