Posted on Jan 31, 2013 by Tom Gilson
Book Review Preview
Soon I’ll be posting a review of David H. Glass’s Atheism’s New Clothes: Exploring and Exposing the Claims of the New Atheists. When I read this on p. 181, though, I just had to post a preview. This one sentence captures the tone of the whole book (the topic is Richard Dawkins’s concept of memes).
It is surely ironic that one of Dawkins’s most significant contributions to human thought is a concept that cannot be detected directly, which many people think does not exist in reality because the evidence for it is unconvincing, and that many think is of no use as an explanation — precisely the same criticisms he levels against the existence of God.
I’ll share more later, but please don’t feel as if you need to wait for the full review before you get the book. It’s excellent.