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Faith Versus Fact

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Faith Versus Fact

Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible

By Jerry A. Coyne

Viking, Hardcover, 9780670026531, 336pp.

Publication Date: May 19, 2015

Description
The New York Times bestselling author explains why any attempt to make religion compatible with science is doomed to fail
In his provocative new book, evolutionary biologist Jerry A. Coyne lays out in clear, dispassionate detail why the toolkit of science, based on reason and empirical study, is reliable, while that of religion including faith, dogma, and revelation leads to incorrect, untestable, or conflicting conclusions.
Coyne is responding to a national climate in which over half of Americans don t believe in evolution (and congressmen deny global warming), and warns that religious prejudices and strictures in politics, education, medicine, and social policy are on the rise. Extending the bestselling works of Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens, he demolishes the claims of religion to provide verifiable truth by subjecting those claims to the same tests we use to establish truth in science.
Coyne irrefutably demonstrates the grave harm to individuals and to our planet in mistaking faith for fact in making the most important decisions about the world we live in.


About the Author
Jerry A. Coyne is professor emeritus at the University of Chicago in the Department of Ecology and Evolution, where he specialized in evolutionary genetics. His New York Times bestseller, Why Evolution Is True, was one of Newsweek s 50 Books for Our Times in 2010."