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September 18, 2006

Atheism Resurgent?

Something is definitely going on here.

The latest piece of evidence I have collected that the argument against God is being treated with a new respect is a review-essay in Newsweek by Jerry Adler. Adler is dealing with a new book by Sam Harris, Letter to a Christian Nation, along with a not-so-new book by Daniel Dennett, Breaking the Spell, and a forthcoming book by Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion. What's remarkable, for someone who has spent some decades following American journalism, is that while Adler quibbles a bit, he never dismisses the Harris-Dennett-Dawkins point of view.

Posted by Mitchell Stephens at September 18, 2006 5:34 PM


There appears to be some interest in popular atheist books amongst the public, too. OneGoodMove has some stats on The God Delusion: it is currently #29 at Amazon and #13 at Amazon UK. Of course, this could be because all the atheists all buying at once!...

Posted by: NonProphet at September 18, 2006 7:22 PM

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