As bestseller lists of late show, atheism is stirring up a keen interest among readers nationwide. Books like Sam Harris "Letter to a Christian Nation" (2006) and Christopher Hitchens "God Is Not Great" (2007) carry atheistic platforms to new levels of evangelical fervor, attacking religious faith of all kinds while arguing that science is the only acceptable -- in fact, the only honest -- framework for humans to rely upon.

In a recent BYU Studies article, Selling the Soul of Science for a Pot of Message, BYU English professor Steven C. Walker takes on the arguments presented by defenders of scientific atheism as he reviews British evolutionary psychologist Richard Dawkins book "The God Delusion" (2007), a book Walker calls the standard-bearer for current atheism and a rip-snorting read.

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