The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins audiobook

The God Delusion

By Richard Dawkins
Read by Richard Dawkins and Lalla Ward

Tantor Audio 9781846570377

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781400103782

  • ISBN: 9781400103782

Runtime: 13.85 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Discover magazine recently called Richard Dawkins "Darwin's Rottweiler" for his fierce and effective defense of evolution.

Prospect magazine voted him among the top three public intellectuals in the world (along with Umberto Eco and Noam Chomsky). Now Dawkins turns his considerable intellect on religion, denouncing its 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. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry, and abuses children, buttressing his points with historical and contemporary evidence. In so doing, he makes a compelling case that belief in God is not just irrational, but potentially deadly.

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

You needn't buy the total Dawkins package to glory in his having the guts to lay out the evils religions can do. Kirkus Starred Review

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Richard Dawkins

Author Bio: Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins, an acclaimed biologist, is a fellow of the Royal Society and was the inaugural holder of the Charles Simonyi Chair of Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. He is the author of numerous books, including The Selfish Gene, Climbing Mount Improbable, Unweaving the Rainbow, The Ancestor’s Tale, The God Delusion, and The Greatest Show on Earth. He has received a number of honorary doctorates from colleges and universities around the world and has received many awards and honors throughout his career, most notably a Finlay Innovation Award, the Michael Faraday Award, the Nakayama Prize, the Kistler Prize, and the Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest.

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 13.85
Audience: Adult
Language: English