David Berlinski

‘Darwin? That’s Just the Party Line’

This article, published by the National Post, contains a review of Discovery Institute Center for Science & Culture Senior Fellow David Berlinski’s book The Devil’s Delusion: And now comes along another tour de force — David Berlinski’s The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism And Its Scientific Pretensions — which, in 225 pages, delivers a formidable blow to the agreed-upon fictions that Darwin’s theory Read More ›

The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions

Militant atheism is on the rise. Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens have dominated best seller lists with books denigrating religious belief as dangerous foolishness. And these authors are merely the leading edge of a far larger movement – one that now includes much of the scientific community. Read More ›

Delusions of Scientific Adequacy

This article, published by The American Spectator, contains a review of Discovery Institute Center for Science & Culture Senior Fellow David Berlinski: As David Berlinski observes in The Devil’s Delusion, the message of each of these writers is identical: “because scientific theories are true, religious beliefs must be false.” And the conclusion they generally draw is revealed in the title Read More ›

“Expelled”: Jewish Intellectuals Challenge Tyranny of Darwinism

This article, published by The Remnant, contains an interview with Discovery Institute Center for Science & Culture Senior Fellow David Berlinski: There, accompanied by my friends and colleagues Dr. John Rao and Andrew Bellon, I conducted my own interview of Berlinski for The Remnant, the day before the start of the annual 72-mile pilgrimage from that very cathedral to Notre Read More ›

Don’t Write Off Religion Just Yet

This article, published by The Globe and Mail, contains a review of Discovery Institute Center for Science & Culture Senior Fellow David Berlinski’s book The Devil’s Delusion: A critique of the contemporary assault on religion is therefore much needed, and in The Devil’s Delusion, David Berlinski gives us a polemic that is powerful, erudite and often savagely funny. The rest of Read More ›

Delusions of Grandeur

The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensionsby David Berlinski Crown Forum, 237 pages, $23.95 It is at once lamentable and understandable that academics, wishing applause from other academics, proffer far-fetched theses. After all, no one receives applause (or tenure) with commonsensical hypotheses. When supposedly divined from capital-S “Science,” however, such theses are taken all too seriously. David Berlinski’s The Read More ›

Blinkered Sages

David Berlinski’s new book describes the remarkable extent to which the dominant religion of the intelligentsia is now “science.” This new religion — which is based on atheism and materialism — is actually better termed “scientism,” since its religious claims far overreach its scientific content. Scientism reflects the tendency of scientists to become what Ortega y Gasset called “barbarians of Read More ›

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Connecting Hitler and Darwin

One man — Charles Darwin — says: “In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals…” Another man — Adolf Hitler — says: Let us kill all the Jews of Europe. Is there a connection? Yes obviously is the answer of the historical record and common sense. Published in 1859, Darwin’s On the Origin Read More ›

Missionaries and Anthropologists

This article, published by Christianity Today, is about Discovery Institute Center for Science & Culture Senior Fellow David Berlinski: It’s hard not to envy the Berlinskis. … Father David, a Senior Fellow of the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture, is a philosopher-mathematician who writes popular science books like A Tour of the Calculus (1996), taking on Darwinists like Read More ›