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From New York Times bestselling author Jerry A. Coyne comes his explanation as to why any attempt to make religion compatible with science is doomed to fail.

Full Synopsis
In his provocative new book, evolutionary biologist Jerry A. Coyne lays out in clear, dispassionate detail why the toolkit of science, based on reason and empirical study, is reliable, while that of religion—including faith, dogma, and revelation—leads to incorrect, untestable, or conflicting conclusions.

Coyne is responding to a national climate in which over half of Americans don't believe in evolution (and congressmen deny global warming), and warns that religious prejudices and strictures in politics, education, medicine, and social policy are on the rise. Extending the bestselling works of Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens, he demolishes the claims of religion to provide verifiable "truth" by subjecting those claims to the same tests we use to establish truth in science.

Coyne irrefutably demonstrates the grave harm—to individuals and to our planet—in mistaking faith for fact in making the most important decisions about the world we live in.

"[T]his is an important book that deserves an open-minded readership." ---Kirkus

"[N]one make the case for the final divorce of religion and science, with permanent restraining orders against harassment and stalking of science by religion, better than Coyne." ---Booklist Starred Review

"This is a profound and lovely book. It should be required reading at every college on earth." ---Sam Harris, author of The End of Faith
New York Times Bestseller

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Faith Versus Fact

Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible

Author Jerry A. Coyne

Narrated by Joe Barrett

Publication date Jul 14, 2015

Running time 11 hrs 26 min

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