Listening to The Koran has given me a whole new insight into world events and history.
Alex Sand is the best lecture reader around
Prof Muesse placed the ideas of the 4 in good context. He relayed a lot of historical information.
A history book. Can not think of a good example right now.
I thought he description of the life and works of Confucius was the most in depth and interesting.
To much info for that
One of my favorite "Great Courses" books.
Yes the audio version has to be better. The Professor relayed a lot of material that would be very difficult to read(my opinion).
Walt Whitman. Portrayed very well in this reading.
Prof Nichols is really dedicated to this subject. It is dry material but he kept it interesting. I almost got a feeling Prof Nichols was rendering an eye witness account.
No, other similar books would cover topic without a couse in humanist sociology
David Eagleman tries to convince his readers that we all walking the planet as zombies.
The final talk with the Priest seemed rushed and not in pace with the book
It is a shame that today's young would think it's a story about animals running a farm
The story was a political idea that hid behind a sci-fi story
I just tried a sci-fi novel to break up my other reading. I saw this book was highly reviewed. What a mistake.
The book presented high science in an understandable form
Brian Greene claims to be a nonbeliever in God type spirituality. But throughout the book he uses "NY Jewish slang" which to a non New York reader is harder to understand than Quantum Mechanics. This lead to a feeling of arrogance about his beliefs.
The knowledge of the presents a fast but inclusive history of human evolution.
The pulling together of evolutionary facts and applying summations from a vast knowledge.
Being a Harvard Professor the author is very well educated. But in his terms "a price is paid", very liberal.
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