The thesis of this book is great and the first portion which focuses on ecology is really riveting. I get the sense that the author traveled down too many cultural and historical side roads and then ran out of time to tie his thesis into a nice, complete package for us towards the end. Starts off strong, wobbles, and then topples over like a top.
I did not like this book. The arguments within it sounded less like findings of science and more like a subtle diatribe against any school of thought that does not see science and spirituality as mutually exclusive. I don't find myself any more knowledgeable about the subject after listening and now have a little less respect for the authors.
If you don't mind listening to certain sections again and again to make sure you fully understand the concepts and enjoy thinking, thinking, thinking, then this book is for you. Brian Greene really succeeds in taking complex concepts and delivering them in a way a regular Joe can understand - if you're paying attention that is - and I think you'll want to. It's a fun book and you'll be searching for someone to discuss the concepts with.
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