by Michael Shermer
As publisher of Skeptic magazine and director of the Skeptics Society, Shermer might be inclined to deride people who have faith in God. On the contrary, Shermer takes issue only with those who try to prove the existence of God or that one religion reigns supreme over others. Such assertions require scientific and rational analysis, which simply can't be applied to an issue of faith, he asserts. In this scientific age, more people than ever have faith. With this in mind, Shermer examines why people believe in God and how that belief coexists comfortably with science.
Originally published in hardcover in 2000.
Freeman, 2001, 302 p., b&w; illus./photos, paperback
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