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PREFACE






The aim of this work is not to defend any specific 


religious doctrines or dogmas, but rather to offer a timely 


counterpart to the new wave of aggressive anti-religionism 



exemplified by Richard Dawkins’ ‘scientific’ critique of The 


God Delusion.


It does so by critically examining the supposed 


rationality of ‘science’ itself, showing that it is as much based 



on unquestioned assumptions and dogmatic beliefs – 


accepted entirely on faith – as the most ‘fundamentalist’ of 


religions.



The words ‘science’, ‘conscience’ and ‘consciousness’ all 


stem from the Latin scire – ‘to know’ - a verb whose root 


meaning is ‘to cut through’.



By ‘cutting through’ the countless common myths and 


delusions that make up our idea of ‘science’, as well as those 


that science itself fosters and is founded upon, I offer a 



‘heretical’ challenge to the quasi-religious authority and 


almost totalitarian hegemony that the scientific world-view 


wields in today’s globalised Western media and culture - a 


culture in which deference to ‘The Science’ has become as 



automatic as deference to ‘The Church’ used to be 


in medieval Europe.





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