• Faith Versus Fact

  • Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible
  • By: Jerry A. Coyne
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (536 ratings)

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Faith Versus Fact

By: Jerry A. Coyne
Narrated by: Joe Barrett
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Publisher's summary

In his provocative new book, evolutionary biologist Jerry A. Coyne lays out in clear, dispassionate detail why the toolkit of science, based on reason and empirical study, is reliable, while that of religion - including faith, dogma, and revelation - leads to incorrect, untestable, or conflicting conclusions. Coyne is responding to a national climate in which over half of Americans don't believe in evolution (and congressmen deny global warming), and warns that religious prejudices and strictures in politics, education, medicine, and social policy are on the rise.

Extending the best-selling works of Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens, he demolishes the claims of religion to provide verifiable "truth" by subjecting those claims to the same tests we use to establish truth in science. Coyne irrefutably demonstrates the grave harm - to individuals and to our planet - in mistaking faith for fact in making the most important decisions about the world we live in.

©2015 Jerry A. Coyne (P)2015 Tantor

Critic reviews

"[T]his is an important book that deserves an open-minded readership." ( Kirkus)