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Counter Best-selling author Richard Dawkins offers another dazzling gift to his readers--his first collection of essays on what matters most to him and should matter to all of us. A Devil's Chaplain resounds with Dawkins's piquant rallying cries against pseudoscience and other follies. Eloquently, avidly, he dissects religion, mysticism, and even today's educational methods. "To hell with . . . your fact-stuffed syllabuses and your endless roster of exams." he proclaims. But he also shares his delights. Gurus' visions "are not nearly wild enough" to compete with the remarkable nature of the universe. And he writes movingly of friends, such as Douglas Adams, and his love for Africa, his boyhood home. In A Devil's Chaplain, Dawkins inspires readers with his unswerving attention to rationalism and warms their hearts with his abiding passions.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Evolution (Biology)Science Philosophy, Religion and science