Never By Authority
Why Reason Distrusts Dogma
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
Reason works. Science works. Together, they form the only credible framework for explaining the world we inhabit. Never By Authority not only affirms this claim but categorically refutes the assertions of dogmatic belief systems. In a fresh approach, the author focuses less on what we know and more on how we know it, a distinction that underpins the disparate worldviews of evidence-based and faith-based ideologies. The result is a robust defense of reason and science as unparalleled tools for discerning fact from fable, for driving enlightened decisions, and for propelling the betterment of our societies.
There’s a lot of information in this book - definitely not a “beach read”. It makes you think though, about the ways that science and religion reach their conclusions, and about how valid those conclusions are.