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Outgrowing God : a beginner's guide

Dawkins, Richard, 1941-2019
Should we believe in God? In this new book, written for a new generation, the brilliant science writer and author of The God Delusion, explains why we shouldn't. Should we believe in God? Do we need God in order to explain the existence of the universe? Do we need God in order to be good? In twelve chapters that address some of the most profound questions human beings confront, Dawkins marshals science, philosophy and comparative religion to interrogate the hypocrisies of all the religious systems and explain to readers of all ages how life emerged without a Creator, how evolution works and how our world came into being. For anyone hoping to grapple with the meaning of life and what to believe, Outgrowing God is a challenging, thrilling and revelatory read.
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London, England : Bantam Press, 2019.©2019.
294 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
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Part one: Goodbye God / 1 So many gods! -- 2 But is it true? -- 3 Myths and how they start -- 4 The good book? -- 5 Do we need God in order to be good? -- 6 How do we decide what is good? -- Part two: Evolution and beyond / 7 Surely there must be a designer? -- 8 Steps towards improbability -- 9 Crystals and jigsaw puzzles -- 10 Bottom up or top down? -- 11 Did we evolve to be religious? Did we evolve to be nice? -- 12 Taking courage from science -- Picture acknowledgements -- Index.
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