The Devil's Delusion






Reviews of The Devil's Delusion


Don't Write Off Religion Just Yet

—John Gray

“David Berlinski plus any topic equals an extraordinary book.”

—Chicago Tribune

“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.

The Devil’s Delusion is an incendiary and uproarious work of learned polemical writing, unique in its scientific sophistication and authority. Rather than criticizing science from the outside, Berlinski excoriates its atheist pretensions from within. Refusing to defer to scientistic credentialism, he makes the compelling argument that the anti-God fetish of modern science has driven many scientists into a mad nihilism that has crippled their scientific work as well… The Devil’s Delusion is a promethean work that clears away this debris of modern science and culture. It liberates conservatism from its thralldom to a spurious scientism and establishes the foundations for a realignment with real scientists, among whom there are many potential friends… It is the definitive book of the new millennium.”

—George Gilder, author of Wealth and Poverty, Telecosm, and other books, writing in National Review (subscription required)

“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

“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

“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



Delusions of Grandeur: Review of The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions (Crisis, May 9, 2008)

What You Ought To Be Reading: The Devil’s Delusion (Chicago Tribune, April 14, 2008)

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