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Oracles of ScienceCelebrity Scientists versus God and Religion$
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Karl Giberson and Mariano Artigas

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195310726

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310726.001.0001

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 A Good Devil's Chaplain

 A Good Devil's Chaplain

Richard Dawkins

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(p.19) 1 A Good Devil's Chaplain
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Richard Dawkins

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310726.003.0001

Richard Dawkins is a public intellectual and the best-selling author of The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, The Ancestor’s Tale, The God Delusion, and many other books. Dawkins, known as an evolutionist and materialist, is also well known for being an atheist and anti-religious. He has become an outspoken foe of religion, using science to discredit religious beliefs. Many serious theologians find Dawkins’ reaction to religion naïve, unfounded, and puzzling in terms of both its ferocity and its origins. Dawkins remains active as an important cultural voice, but his vision of both science and religion is one that many find inadequate and unsettling, strangely archaic in a post-modern world.

Keywords:   public intellectual, The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, The Ancestor’s Tale, The God Delusion, evolutionist, materialist, atheist, anti-religious

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