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The God delusion, Richard Dawkins

Label
The God delusion
Title
The God delusion
Statement of responsibility
Richard Dawkins
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A preeminent scientist asserts the irrationallity of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society from the Crusades to 9/11. He critiques 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. In so doing, he makes a compelling case that belief in God is not just irrational, but potentially deadly. Dawkins has fashioned an impassioned, rigorous rebuttal to religion, to be embraced by anyone who sputters at the inconsistencies and cruelties that riddle the Bible, bristles at the inanity of "intelligent design," or agonizes over fundamentalism in the Middle East--or Middle America.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dawkins, Richard
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Irreligion
  • Atheism
  • God
  • Religion
Label
The God delusion, Richard Dawkins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [380]-399) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Childhood, abuse and the escape from religion
  • A much needed gap?
  • A deeply religious non-believer
  • The God hypothesis
  • Arguments for God's existence
  • Why there almost certainly is no God
  • The roots of religion
  • The roots of morality : why are we good?
  • The "good" book and the changing moral Zeitgeist
  • What's wrong with religion? : why be so hostile?
  • NOMA
  • The great prayer experiment
  • The Neville Chamberlain school of evolutionists
  • Little green men
  • Arguments for God's existence.
  • Thomas Aquinas' "proofs"
  • The ontological argument and other a priori arguments
  • The argument from beauty
  • The argument from personal "experience"
  • The argument from scripture
  • A deeply religious non-believer.
  • The argument from admired religious scientists
  • Pascal's wager
  • Bayesian arguments
  • Why there almost certainly is no God.
  • The Ultimate Boeing 747
  • Natural selection as a consciousness-raiser
  • Irreducible complexity
  • The worship of gaps
  • The anthropic principle : planetary version
  • The anthropic principle : cosmological version
  • Deserved respect
  • An interlude at Cambridge
  • The roots of religion.
  • The Darwinian imperative
  • Direct advantages of religion
  • Group selection
  • Religion as a by-product of something else
  • Psychologically primed for religion
  • Tread softly, because you tread on my memes
  • Cargo cults
  • The roots of morality : why are we good?
  • Undeserved respect
  • Does our moral sense have a Darwinian origin?
  • A case study in the roots of morality
  • If there is no God, why be good?
  • The "good" book and the changing moral Zeitgeist.
  • The Old Testament
  • Is the New Testament any better?
  • Love thy neighbour
  • The moral Zeitgeist
  • What about Hitler and Stalin? : weren't they atheists?
  • What's wrong with religion? : why be so hostile?
  • The God hypothesis.
  • Fundamentalism and the subversion of science
  • The dark side of absolutism
  • Faith and homosexuality
  • Faith and the sanctity of human life
  • The great Beethoven fallacy
  • How "moderation" in faith fosters fanaticism
  • Childhood, abuse and the escape from religion.
  • Physical and mental abuse
  • In defence of children
  • An educational scandal
  • Polytheism
  • Consciousness-raising again
  • Religious education as a part of literary culture
  • A much needed gap?
  • Binker
  • Consolation
  • Inspiration
  • The mother of all burkas
  • Monotheism
  • Secularism, the Founding Fathers and the religion of America
  • The poverty of agnosticism
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 406 pages
Isbn
9780618680009
Lccn
2006015506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)68965666
Label
The God delusion, Richard Dawkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [380]-399) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Childhood, abuse and the escape from religion
  • A much needed gap?
  • A deeply religious non-believer
  • The God hypothesis
  • Arguments for God's existence
  • Why there almost certainly is no God
  • The roots of religion
  • The roots of morality : why are we good?
  • The "good" book and the changing moral Zeitgeist
  • What's wrong with religion? : why be so hostile?
  • NOMA
  • The great prayer experiment
  • The Neville Chamberlain school of evolutionists
  • Little green men
  • Arguments for God's existence.
  • Thomas Aquinas' "proofs"
  • The ontological argument and other a priori arguments
  • The argument from beauty
  • The argument from personal "experience"
  • The argument from scripture
  • A deeply religious non-believer.
  • The argument from admired religious scientists
  • Pascal's wager
  • Bayesian arguments
  • Why there almost certainly is no God.
  • The Ultimate Boeing 747
  • Natural selection as a consciousness-raiser
  • Irreducible complexity
  • The worship of gaps
  • The anthropic principle : planetary version
  • The anthropic principle : cosmological version
  • Deserved respect
  • An interlude at Cambridge
  • The roots of religion.
  • The Darwinian imperative
  • Direct advantages of religion
  • Group selection
  • Religion as a by-product of something else
  • Psychologically primed for religion
  • Tread softly, because you tread on my memes
  • Cargo cults
  • The roots of morality : why are we good?
  • Undeserved respect
  • Does our moral sense have a Darwinian origin?
  • A case study in the roots of morality
  • If there is no God, why be good?
  • The "good" book and the changing moral Zeitgeist.
  • The Old Testament
  • Is the New Testament any better?
  • Love thy neighbour
  • The moral Zeitgeist
  • What about Hitler and Stalin? : weren't they atheists?
  • What's wrong with religion? : why be so hostile?
  • The God hypothesis.
  • Fundamentalism and the subversion of science
  • The dark side of absolutism
  • Faith and homosexuality
  • Faith and the sanctity of human life
  • The great Beethoven fallacy
  • How "moderation" in faith fosters fanaticism
  • Childhood, abuse and the escape from religion.
  • Physical and mental abuse
  • In defence of children
  • An educational scandal
  • Polytheism
  • Consciousness-raising again
  • Religious education as a part of literary culture
  • A much needed gap?
  • Binker
  • Consolation
  • Inspiration
  • The mother of all burkas
  • Monotheism
  • Secularism, the Founding Fathers and the religion of America
  • The poverty of agnosticism
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 406 pages
Isbn
9780618680009
Lccn
2006015506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)68965666

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