The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

This book is a well-known critique of religion, arguing that belief in a supernatural creator significantly lacks empirical evidence. The author asserts that faith encourages wars and fosters fanaticism. He also challenges the idea that morality can only come from religion, suggesting instead that humans possess innate empathy and cooperation. The book also explores the roots of religion, explaining its evolution as a byproduct of our tendency to assign agency to inanimate objects and forces. Ultimately, the author encourages atheism and a sense of awe derived from science and the natural world.

The 6050th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 148

Since this book was first published in 2006, there is a penalty of 51.2%. The age adjusted score is 72.22.

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