Scientific advance and new technology have contributed to a rise in atheism amongst young people. Science has been used to explain many things that religions claim to be 'the work of God'; some have even attempted to explain religious belief through psychology and neuroscience. Much debate and controversy surrounds the scientific theory of evolution, and the religious belief that God created the world (creationism). For some, these theories are compatible, but for many the two arguments cannot be reconciled. Some scientists and philosophers believe that science has successfully disproved the existence of God. The philosopher Frederich Nietzsche is famous for his claim that 'God is dead' – killed by rationalism and science. For Richard Dawkins and others, religious belief is merely a delusion.
The Times - Richard Dawkins argues that creationists are 'history-deniers' (read comments below article for an interesting debate)
The British Humanist Association (who believe humans can live good lives without belief in God)