July 21, 2009 12:15am CST
Which Dawkins books have you read?
9 Aug 09
I have just finished reading A Devil's Chaplain earlier today. I thought it was a wonderful book that advocates science and truth by evidence over superstition and false concepts that hide behind ambiguous words (like post-modernism). I especially loved the chapters about "alternative medicine" and how these crooks are robbing gullible people of their money for "medicine" that has no real effect on their illness. All in all, Dawkins' love of science was evident throughout the whole book. The first Richard Dawkins book that I read was The God Delusion and it made me an instant fan of his logic. He basically destroyed every single argument made by religious believers and in the process also gave moral advice to the reader. As soon as I finished The God Delusion I started browsing the net for debates and interviews. I found some of his debates to be really illuminating. Although I didn't believe in god when I read the book, I couldn't help but finish the whole thing because it gave me a chance to find out some of the arguments (from both believers and non-believers) which I hadn't heard before. I read almost half of The Selfish Gene which was a breakthrough book in evolutionary science, but I didn't get a chance to finish it. I will most likely read it now that I finished A Devil's Chaplain. Out of all three, The God Delusion is my favorite and is the reason why I've decided never to believe anything that's incompatible with logic.