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Pretty watery and not very convincing,
This review is from: Dawkin's God: Genes, Memes, and the Meaning of Life (Paperback)
I was given this book as a gift as a good counter argument to The God Delusion. I have to say I almost gave up after 78 pages due to there not being one argument that gives any substance to the 'against Dawkins' motion.
McGrath does quote Dawkins an awful lot but tends to counter him with points-of-view or opinions and without any logical or considered argument.
Anyone can write a book that states someone else is wrong. Backing those opinions up with rationalisation is what counts and this book is very thin on that.
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Initial post: 21 Apr 2014 07:38:33 BDT
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J. Kellard says:
It is worth noting, for the purposes of fair review, that "Dawkins' God" was not written as a response to The God Delusion. It was actually released two years ahead of the publication of Dawkins' celebrated polemic and represents McGrath's attempt to engage with Dawkins' emergent religious convictions as they appear in earlier books, and to critically examine just how well-founded his views are in those publications. It might be worth reading McGrath's later book "The Dawkins Delusion" (which is a response to TGD) and seeing whether the arguments therein might be more satisfying.
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