Berlinski's The Devil's Delusion Back in Print

An Agnostic Delivers the Definitive Response to the New Atheists
Staff
Discovery Institute
September 22, 2009
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Selling out a mere five months after publication and being sold online for upwards of $90 a copy, The Devil’s Delusion is finally available in paperback from Basic Books.

 

 

The Devil's DelusionMilitant atheism is on the march, led by famed biologist and atheist Richard Dawkins. Enter noted philosopher and mathematician David Berlinski, who exposes the gaping holes in atheists’ arguments in his new book, The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions.

 

An agnostic and secular Jew, Berlinski delivers a biting defense of religious thought against the New Atheists, who share a belief that religion should not be tolerated and should be criticized, exposed and batted down at every opportunity.

 

“The attack on traditional religious thought,” writes Berlinski, “marks the consolidation in our time of science as the single system of belief in which rational men and women might place their faith, and if not their faith, then certainly their devotion.”

 

Selling out a mere five months after publication and being sold online for upwards of $90 a copy, The Devil’s Delusion is finally available in paperback from Basic Books.

 

In The Devil’s Delusion, Berlinski turns the scientific community’s cherished skepticism back on itself, daring to ask (and answer) some rather embarrassing questions:

 

·         Has anyone provided a proof of God’s inexistence?

·         Have the sciences explained why our universe seems to be fine-tuned to allow for the existence of life?

·         Are physicists and biologists willing to believe in anything so long as it is not religious thought?

·         Has secularism in the terrible twentieth century been a force for good?

·         Is there a narrow and oppressive orthodoxy of thought and opinion within the sciences?

·         Does anything in the sciences or in their philosophy justify the claim that religious belief is irrational?

 

This brilliant, incisive, and funny book explores the limits of science and the pretensions of the New Atheists and how it affects the understanding of our world and ourselves.

 

For more information visit www.devilsdelusion.com.