God and the Folly of Faith [Audiobook] download free by Victor J. Stenger

God and the Folly of Faith Audiobook download free by Victor J. Stenger
  • Listen audiobook: God and the Folly of Faith
  • Author: Victor J. Stenger
  • Release date: 2012/7/23
  • Publisher: PROMETHEUS BOOKS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9781616145996
  • Rating: 7.67 of 10
  • Votes: 735
  • Review by: Davina Lyles
  • Review rating: 7.17 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/3
  • Duration: 5H0M50S in 256 kbps (81.6 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-08-30
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: OGG, FLAC, MPEG4, WAV, WMA, MP3 (compression RAR, ZIP, ARJ, RZ)
  • Total pages original book: 408
  • Includes a PDF summary of 40 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 28M15S (8 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: A thorough and hard-hitting critique that is a must read for anyone interested in the interaction between religion and science.It has become the prevalent view among sociologists, historians, and some theistic scientists that religion and science have never been in serious conflict. Some even claim that Christianity was responsible for the development of science. In a sweeping historical survey that begins with ancient Greek science and proceeds through the Renaissance and Enlightenment to contemporary advances in physics and cosmology, Stenger makes a convincing case that not only is this conclusion false, but Christianity actually held back the progress of science for one thousand years. It is significant, he notes, that the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century occurred only after the revolts against established ecclesiastic authorities in the Renaissance and Reformation opened up new avenues of thought. The author goes on to detail how religion and science are fundamentally incompatible in several areas: the origin of the universe and its physical parameters, the origin of complexity, holism versus reductionism, the nature of mind and consciousness, and the source of morality. In the end, Stenger is most troubled by the negative influence that organized religion often exerts on politics and society. He points out antiscientific attitudes embedded in popular religion that are being used to suppress scientific results on issues of global importance, such as overpopulation and environmental degradation. When religion fosters disrespect for science, it threatens the generations of humanity that will follow ours.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Religion & Science, Eclectic & Esoteric Religions & Belief Systems, Christian Books, Religious Groups: Social & Cultural Aspects, History Of Science, Impact Of Science & Technology On Society, Philosophy Of Science
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 25.72 USD
  • Dimensions: 152.4x226.06x22.86mm
  • Weight: 612.35g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Amherst, United States

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