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The Resource The God delusion, Richard Dawkins, (electronic resource)

The God delusion, Richard Dawkins, (electronic resource)

Label
The God delusion
Title
The God delusion
Statement of responsibility
Richard Dawkins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Argues that belief in God is irrational, and describes examples of religion's negative influences on society throughout the centuries, such as war, bigotry, child abuse, and violence
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dawkins, Richard
Dewey number
211/.8
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2775.3
LC item number
.D39 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Atheism
  • Religion
  • Ateísmo
  • Religión
Label
The God delusion, Richard Dawkins, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [427]-448) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
A deeply religious nonbeliever. Deserved respect ; Undeserved respect -- The God hypothesis. Polytheism ; Monotheism ; Secularism, the Founding Fathers and the religion of America ; The poverty of agnosticism ; NOMA ; The great prayer experiment ; The Neville Chamberlain school of evolutionists ; Little green men -- Arguments for God's existence. Thomas Aquinas's "proofs" ; The ontological argument and other a priori arguments ; The argument from beauty ; The argument from personal "experience" ; The argument from Scripture ; The argument from admired religious scientists ; Pascal's wager ; Bayesian arguments -- Why there almost certainly is no God. The ultimate Boeing 747 ; Natural selection as a consciousness-raiser ; Irreducible complexity ; The worship of gaps ; The anthropic principle : planetary version ; The anthropic principle : cosmological version ; An interlude at Cambridge -- The roots of religion. The Darwinian imperative ; Direct advantages of religion ; Group selection ; Religion as a by-product of something else ; Psychologically primed for religion ; Tread softly, because you tread on my memes ; Cargo cults -- The roots of morality : why are we good? Does our moral sense have a Darwinian origin? ; A case study in the roots of morality ; If there is no God, why be good? -- The "good" book and the changing moral Zeitgeist. The Old Testament ; Is the New Testament any better? ; Love thy neighbour ; The moral Zeitgeist ; What about Hitler and Stalin? : weren't they atheists? -- What's wrong with religion? : why be so hostile? Fundamentalism and the subversion of science ; The dark side of absolutism ; Faith and homosexuality ; Faith and the sanctity of human life ; The great Beethoven fallacy ; How "moderation" in faith fosters fanaticism -- Childhood, abuse and the escape from religion. Physical and mental abuse ; In defence of children ; An educational scandal ; Consciousness-raising again ; Religious education as a part of literary culture -- A much needed gap? Binker ; Consolation ; Inspiration ; The mother of all burkas
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Mariner Books ed.
Extent
1 online resource (463 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547348667
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Note
EBOOK
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
19E415C6-F064-4622-AF92-4B8337FE9059
System control number
  • 2176986
  • 1063946
  • (OCoLC)ocm772082060
  • 4519-45360
  • (OCoLC)772082060
  • (OCoLC)ocn772082060
  • (OUa)vtls000854276
  • 2176986
Label
The God delusion, Richard Dawkins, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [427]-448) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
A deeply religious nonbeliever. Deserved respect ; Undeserved respect -- The God hypothesis. Polytheism ; Monotheism ; Secularism, the Founding Fathers and the religion of America ; The poverty of agnosticism ; NOMA ; The great prayer experiment ; The Neville Chamberlain school of evolutionists ; Little green men -- Arguments for God's existence. Thomas Aquinas's "proofs" ; The ontological argument and other a priori arguments ; The argument from beauty ; The argument from personal "experience" ; The argument from Scripture ; The argument from admired religious scientists ; Pascal's wager ; Bayesian arguments -- Why there almost certainly is no God. The ultimate Boeing 747 ; Natural selection as a consciousness-raiser ; Irreducible complexity ; The worship of gaps ; The anthropic principle : planetary version ; The anthropic principle : cosmological version ; An interlude at Cambridge -- The roots of religion. The Darwinian imperative ; Direct advantages of religion ; Group selection ; Religion as a by-product of something else ; Psychologically primed for religion ; Tread softly, because you tread on my memes ; Cargo cults -- The roots of morality : why are we good? Does our moral sense have a Darwinian origin? ; A case study in the roots of morality ; If there is no God, why be good? -- The "good" book and the changing moral Zeitgeist. The Old Testament ; Is the New Testament any better? ; Love thy neighbour ; The moral Zeitgeist ; What about Hitler and Stalin? : weren't they atheists? -- What's wrong with religion? : why be so hostile? Fundamentalism and the subversion of science ; The dark side of absolutism ; Faith and homosexuality ; Faith and the sanctity of human life ; The great Beethoven fallacy ; How "moderation" in faith fosters fanaticism -- Childhood, abuse and the escape from religion. Physical and mental abuse ; In defence of children ; An educational scandal ; Consciousness-raising again ; Religious education as a part of literary culture -- A much needed gap? Binker ; Consolation ; Inspiration ; The mother of all burkas
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Mariner Books ed.
Extent
1 online resource (463 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547348667
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Note
EBOOK
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
19E415C6-F064-4622-AF92-4B8337FE9059
System control number
  • 2176986
  • 1063946
  • (OCoLC)ocm772082060
  • 4519-45360
  • (OCoLC)772082060
  • (OCoLC)ocn772082060
  • (OUa)vtls000854276
  • 2176986

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