“After Dick Cavett heard David Berlinkski at a Socrates in the City event, he was mesmerized. No one listening to Berlinski can fail so to be. He is a masterful writer, indefatigably witty and withering. In this book he ebulliently mocks the so-called ‘New Atheists’ for pages and pages. What could be more fun?”
About the Book
The Devil’s Delusion
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 is a senior fellow in the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. He is the author of numerous books, including Socrates Pick, The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism and It Scientific Pretensions; Infinite Ascent: A Short History of Mathematics for the Modern Library series at Random House (2004); The Secrets of the Vaulted Sky; The Advent of the Algorithm; Newton’s Gift, and A Tour of the Calculus. William F. Buckley Jr. said of The Devil’s Delusion that “Berlinski’s book is everything desirable; it is idiomatic, profound, brilliantly polemical, amusing, and of course vastly learned.”