The God Delusion
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
Published by Bantam Press, 2 Oct 2006
This book has attracted almost as much attention as Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code, albeit for different reasons. Interestingly, it has been criticised by both religious and atheist readers on the grounds that Dawkins is out of his depth philosophically and often substitutes reasoned argument with ranting polemics.
Dawkins is really powerful whilst on his home ground of science but he does not appear to be as competent when trying to mount arguments on topics he is unfamiliar with – and to be frank – really in not interested in.
Here is a collection of reviews on the book and related topics. The Wikipedia article even contains a synopsis – so you can avoid having to buy and read the book!
- Wikipedia Article – The God Delusion
- Dave Hill – God is what we make Him
- Economist – Misbegotten sons
- H. Allen Orr – A Mission to Convert
- Kenan Malik – I don't believe in Richard Dawkins
- Kenan Malik – Review of Richard Dawkin's 'A Devil's Chaplain'
- Lawrence M. Krauss – Sermons and straw men
- Michael Fitzpatrick – The Dawkins delusion
- Richard Kirk – An Exercise in Contempt
- Terry Eagleton – Lunging, Flailing, Mispunching
- David Baltimore – A Defense of Atheism
- An article on Sociobiology from the Guardian
- Article on FAITH from the Guardian