Faith Versus Fact

  • by Jerry A. Coyne
  • Narrated by Joe Barrett
  • 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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What the Critics Say

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

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The world needs to know this.

A balanced and reasoned blend of arguments and statistics; yet pulls no punches. The narrator, Joe Barratt, is simply wonderful.
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- Shaun Cross

Another excellent book full of information

This book was excellent and exactly what I expected. The title says it all. I highly recommend it.
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- Mrodgers69

Book Details

  • Release Date: 14-07-2015
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio