By Victor J. Stenger
Prometheus Books, $20.00, 408 pages
Dr. Victor J. Stenger’s latest book, God and the Folly of Faith, is an exhaustive tome that brick by brick builds up the inescapable conclusion that Science has never been compatible with Religion and anyone who says otherwise is either handwaving away the issue or is deeply ignorant of the Science. Stenger thoroughly explains the current state of Science (biology, cosmology, physics, quantum physics, etc.) and how its every advance has made the claims of religion, any religion, less credible all the while knocking down the arguments of some theologists and believers who intentionally or unintentionally have tried to argue that past, current and future discoveries have helped to prove the existence of a creator. Stenger’s book is not only a great source on what is happening throughout the sciences, but also an outstanding reference for how systematically wrong religion is when it comes to making claims to the real world. Stenger has built an excellent argument for proving the subtitle of his book, the incompatibility of Science and Religion. I only wish the work would be better organized, and ideas, concepts and facts explained immediately within a context, not hundreds of pages later.
Reviewed by Jonathon Howard