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This is a fascinating and compelling volume exploring how religion has held back and hindered scientific progress for more than a thousand years. It has become the prevalent view among sociologists, historians, and some theistic scientists that religion and science have never been in serious conflict. Some even claim that Christianity was responsible for the development of science. In "God and the Folly of Faith", physicist Victor J. Stenger argues that this conclusion flies in the face of the historical facts. In a sweeping historical survey that begins with ancient Greek science and proceeds through the Renaissance and Enlightenment to contemporary advances in physics and cosmology, Stenger makes a convincing case that Christianity held back the progress of science for 1,000 years. This thorough and hard-hitting critique is a must-read for anyone interested in the interaction between religion and science.
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Victor J. Stenger is adjunct professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado and emeritus professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Hawaii. He is the author of the New York Times best-seller God: The Failed Hypothesis, and numerous other books, including Has Science Found God? and Physics and Psychics.

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Praise for the New York Times bestseller God: The Failed Hypothesis: "I learned an enormous amount from this splendid book."-Richard Dawkins, author of the New York Times best-seller The God Delusion "Marshalling converging arguments from physics, astronomy, biology, and philosophy, Stenger has delivered a masterful blow in defense of reason. God: The Failed Hypothesis is a potent, readable, and well-timed assault upon religious delusion. It should be widely read."-Sam Harris, author of the New York Times bestsellers, The End of Faith and Letter to a Christian Nation "Extremely tough and impressive...a great book...a huge addition to the arsenal of argument."-Christopher Hitchens, author of the New York Times bestseller God Is Not Great

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