Dawkins' God: Genes, Memes, and the Meaning of Life
McGrath (Alister)
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BOOK ABSTRACT:

Amazon Book Description

  1. Alister E. McGrath is one of the world’s leading theologians, with a doctorate in the sciences. Richard Dawkins is one of the bestselling popular science writers, with outspoken and controversial views on religion. This fascinating and provoking work is the first book-length response to Dawkins’ ideas, and offers an ideal introduction to the topical issues of science and religion.
  2. Addresses fundamental questions about Dawkins’ approach to science and religion: Is the gene actually selfish? Is the blind watchmaker a suitable analogy? Are there other ways of looking at things?
  3. Tackles Dawkins’ hostile and controversial views on religion, and examines the religious implications of his scientific ideas, making for a fascinating and provoking debate
  4. Written in a very engaging and accessible style, ideal to those approaching scientific and religious issues for the first time
  5. Alister McGrath is uniquely qualified to write this book. He is one of the world’s best known and most respected theologians, with a strong research background in molecular biophysics
  6. A superb book by one of the world’s leading theologians, which will attract wide interest in the growing popular science market, similar1 to "Blackmore (Susan) - The Meme Machine" (1999).



In-Page Footnotes ("McGrath (Alister) - Dawkins' God: Genes, Memes, and the Meaning of Life")

Footnote 1: This is a surprising comparison! Dawkins, but (presumably) not McGrath, is keen on invoking memes – and in a pejorative sense.


BOOK COMMENT:

Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, 2005



"McGrath (Alister) - Cultural Darwinism? The Curious 'Science' of Memetics"

Source: McGrath - Dawkins' God, 2005



"McGrath (Alister) - Encountering Dawkins: A Personal Account"

Source: McGrath - Dawkins' God, 2005



"McGrath (Alister) - Proof and Faith: The Place of Evidence in Science and Religion"

Source: McGrath - Dawkins' God, 2005



"McGrath (Alister) - Science and Religion: Dialogue or Intellectual Appeasement?"

Source: McGrath - Dawkins' God, 2005



"McGrath (Alister) - The Blind Watchmaker: Evolution and the Elimination of God?"

Source: McGrath - Dawkins' God, 2005



"McGrath (Alister) - The Selfish Gene: A Darwinian View of the World"

Source: McGrath - Dawkins' God, 2005



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