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    DescriptionMilitant 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.

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    The Devil's Delusion
    Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Berlinski
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 257 g
    ISBN 13: 9780465019373
    ISBN 10: 0465019374

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.7
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Libri: I-RK
    BIC subject category V2: HRQA5
    BISAC V2.8: REL051000
    B&T Approval Code: A13180000, A13130000
    Ingram Subject Code: RK
    B&T Approval Code: A13604200
    BIC subject category V2: HRAM3
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    Abridged Dewey: 215
    DC22: 215
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    BISAC V2.8: REL004000, REL106000
    LC classification: BL240.3 .B46 2009
    Thema V1.0: QRAM3, QRYA5
    Edition statement
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    22 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    David Berlinski holds a PhD from Princeton University and has taught mathematics and philosophy at universities in the United States and in France. He is the best-selling author of such books as A Tour of the Calculus, The Advent of the Algorithm, and Newton's Gift. Berlinski writes frequently for Commentary, among other journals. He lives in Paris, France.
    Review quote
    "Berlinski knows his science and wields his rapier deftly. He makes great sport with his opponents, and his readers will surely enjoy it."--Tom Bethell, bestselling author of "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science""A powerful riposte to atheist mockery and cocksure science, and to the sort of philosophy that surrenders to them. David Berlinski proceeds reasonably and calmly to challenge recent scientific theorizing and to expose the unreason from which it presumes to criticize religion."--Harvey Mansfield, Professor of Government, Harvard University "Berlinski's book is everything desirable: it is idiomatic, profound, brilliantly polemical, amusing, and of course vastly learned. I congratulate him." --William F. Buckley Jr. "With high style and light-hearted disdain, David Berlinski deflates the intellectual pretensions of the scientific atheist crowd. Maybe they can recite the Periodic Table by heart, but the secular Berlinski shows that this doesn't get them very far in reasoning about much weightier matters."--Michael J. Behe, Professor of Biological Sciences, Lehigh University, bestselling author of "Darwin's Black Box "and "The Edge of Evolution" "David Berlinski plus any topic equals an extraordinary book." --Chicago Tribune "From the Hardcover edition."