Friday, September 08, 2006
On October 18th, 2006 at the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) Richard Dawkins will discuss his latest book The God Delusion (US: Houghton Mifflin, UK: Bantam Press). Discover magazine recently called Richard Dawkins 'Darwin's Rottweiler' for his fierce and effective defense of evolution. Now Dawkins turns his intellect on religion.
Dawkins denounces religion's faulty logic and the suffering it causes. 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.
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. [Book Review, News]
UPDATE: Saturday, September 23, 2006 - See "Richard Dawkins 'Foundation for Reason and Science' Website Opens"
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