Strangely, so far it's mildly disappointing. I've read the first six chapters - including the central fourth chapter, and so far, there's nothing really new to me. It's beautifully written, and the arguments are very well set out - I'd now be able to explain what I mean by God being complex in this discussion rather better than I did, for example - but having read rather a lot of Dawkins, Pinker and Ridley's work in the past, I'm familiar with just about everything that's been covered so far already. I found myself wanting to skip ahead, looking for new material.
Still well worth a read, though. The writing is superb, and if you've not read a lot of the authors I've mentioned above, there's a huge amount to think about here. I'll be buying at least three copies for Christmas.
I wonder if many theists will read it? Somehow, I doubt it. :-(
(Not my title, I'm afraid, but I don't remember where I heard it. It would make a good tee shirt, don't you think?)Posted to Science and technology by Simon Brunning at October 31, 2006 01:31 PM