David Berlinski almost instantly became one of my favorite authors when I read A Tour of the Calculus many years ago. Later reading some of his writings related to the Intelligent Design movement and it’s Discovery Institute (even some writings that needle the movement, which is nice to see, as well) only made me more of a fan.
I have not yet had the chance to read his 2008 book The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions, but I most certainly intend to do so. Here is a quote:
“No less than the doctrines of religious belief, the doctrines of quantum cosmology are what they seem: biased, partial, inconclusive, and largely in the service of passionate but unexamined conviction.”
To see Berlinski tear into the pretensions at the heart of much of today’s militant atheism would be a treat, and I can’t believe I only discovered this book recently.