Harris offers a vivid historical tour of mankind's willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefs, even when those beliefs are used to justify harmful behavior and sometimes heinous crimes.Religious fundamentalists and biblical literalists present any number of arguments that attempt to disprove evolution.Science is our most precise and powerful tool for making sense of the world. Richard Dawkins' brilliant reformulation of the theory of natural selection has the rare distinction of having provoked as much excitement and interest outside the scientific community as within it.
Now Dawkins turns his considerable intellect on religion, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.
Originally conceived as a joint presentation between influential thinker and best-selling author Richard Dawkins and former evangelical preacher Dan Barker, this unique book provides an investigation into what may be the most unpleasant character in all fiction.
Barker combs through both the Old and New Testaments (as well as 13 different editions of the "Good Book"), presenting powerful evidence for why Scripture shouldn't govern our everyday lives.
The pressing questions that primitive men and women asked are the same ones we ask as children. The Blind Watchmaker, knowledgably narrated by author Richard Dawkins, is as prescient and timely a book as ever.
The pressing questions that primitive men and women asked are the same ones we ask as children. For decades Richard Dawkins has been the world's most brilliant scientific communicator, consistently illuminating the wonders of nature and attacking faulty logic.