The Devil's Delusion

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The Devil's Delusion

Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions

By David Berlinski

Basic Books (AZ), Paperback, 9780465019373, 237pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2009

Militant atheism is on the rise. In recent years Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens have produced a steady stream of best-selling books denigrating religious belief. These authors are merely the leading edge of a larger movement that includes much of the scientific community.

In response, mathematician David Berlinski, himself a secular Jew, delivers a biting defense of religious thought. "The Devil's Delusion" is a brilliant, incisive, and funny book that explores the limits of science and the pretensions of those who insist it is the ultimate touchstone for understanding our world.

About the Author
David Berlinski holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University and is the bestselling author of such books as A Tour of the Calculus, The Advent of the Algorithm, and Newton s Gift. A senior fellow at the Discovery Institute in Seattle and a former fellow at the Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and the Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, Berlinski writes frequently for Commentary, among other journals. He lives in Paris.