Evanston Public Library's Reviews > The God Delusion

The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
1975296
's review


The author, a noted evolutionary biologist and Oxford professor, proclaims the irrationality and harmfulness of religious belief. His many arguments include the idea that religion "evolved" to foster the survival of kin groups, but is now hanging on vestigially, like the human appendix. He also asserts that, given that extremists truly believe what they say, "if we accept the principle the faith must be respected simply because it is faith, we must respect the faith of Osama bin Laden... faith is an evil precisely because it brooks no argument." (But some critics counter that Dawkins himself brooks no argument and argues unfairly.) Among the several "anti-God" books that have appeared in the past few years, Dawkins' is especially lucid and provocative. (Jeff B., Reader's Services)
flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The God Delusion.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

Started Reading
September 1, 2010 – Finished Reading
October 1, 2010 – Shelved

No comments have been added yet.