Mohammad Akram Gill
Mohammad Gill holds a Ph.D in Civil Engineering (Hydraulics) and he has taught at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, and at Wayne State University, Detroit, as a part time faculty member. At present he holds the position of Assistant General Superintendent of Engineering at the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, Detroit MI. See also the author's Library articles.
Though God continues to be pushed further and further back through space and time, some theists believe that The Theory of Everything (TOE) has allowed a few more options to be posited. There now may be at least 10 dimensions to keep us busy in this never-ending game of mystical hide and seek!
Some irrational beliefs in several different religions are discussed, specific examples of such irrationalism are given, and a plea is made for considering conventional beliefs rationally.
The influence on human thought of the idea of God is so pervasive that hardly any sphere of man's intellectual activity is free from it--so much so that even the scientists who deal with physical facts, their observation and measurement, and their correlation and interpretation are also directly or indirectly affected by it in spite of the fact that their profession, 'science,' has little room for speculation about a supernatural entity.
"Peppered throughout with enchanting quotations from other writers, philosophers and scientists, The God Delusion is an extremely read-worthy book which is very persuasive in supporting its basic thesis of a delusion about a God that does not exist."
"Science and Religion: Are They Compatible covers a vast terrain, including almost every field of human epistemology. All in all, it is valuable both for its own sake and as a useful reference covering the incompatibility between science and religion."
Sam Harris didn't write his book The End of Faith with the sense of purpose as did Richard Dawkins who, when he wrote his book The God Delusion, proclaimed, "If this book works as I intend, religious readers who open it will be atheists when they put it down." No such claim is made by Harris about The End of Faith, yet The End of Faith might well change many readers into skeptics of religion.
Unfortunately, the title of the book is inappropriate. The title implies that god exists and contends that he is not great. Greatness of an object can only be considered and discussed when the object actually exists. Although God Is Not Great contains an abundance of valuable information pertinent to the author's main thesis, unfortunately it is commingled with other irrelevant verbiage. - Mohammad Gill
"In this profoundly affecting memoir, Ayaan Hirsi Ali tells her astonishing life story, from her traditional Muslim childhood in Somalia, Saudi Arabia, and Kenya, to her intellectual awakening and activism in the Netherlands, and her current life under armed guard in the West" (book description).
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