Faith Versus Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible

Faith Versus Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible

Jerry A. Coyne

The New York Times bestselling writer explains why any try to make faith suitable with technology is doomed to fail
during this provocative booklet, evolutionary biologist Jerry A. Coyne lays out in transparent, dispassionate aspect why the toolkit of technological know-how, in line with cause and empirical learn, is trustworthy, whereas that of religion—including religion, dogma, and revelation—leads to wrong, untestable, or conflicting conclusions.
Coyne is responding to a countrywide weather within which greater than half american citizens don’t think in evolution, contributors of Congress deny worldwide warming, and long-conquered formative years ailments are reappearing as a result of non secular objections to inoculation, and he warns that non secular prejudices in politics, schooling, medication, and social coverage are at the upward thrust. Extending the bestselling works of Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens, he demolishes the claims of faith to supply verifiable “truth” via subjecting these claims to an identical exams we use to set up fact in science.
Coyne irrefutably demonstrates the grave harm—to members and to our planet—in mistaking religion for truth in making crucial judgements concerning the international we are living in.

Praise for Faith as opposed to Fact:
“It’s challenging to work out how any average individual can face up to the conclusions of [this] fantastically argued book.” —Richard Dawkins, writer of The God Delusion
“A profound and gorgeous publication . . . displaying that the sincere doubts of technology are higher . . . than the fake certainties of religion.” —Sam Harris, writer of The finish of Faith

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