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  • Science Set Free: 10 Paths to New Discovery

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Rupert Sheldrake
    • Narrated By Rupert Sheldrake, Jane Collingwood, David Timson

    Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world's most innovative scientists, here shows the ways in which science is being constricted by assumptions that have, over the years, hardened into dogmas. Such dogmas are not only limiting, but dangerous for the future of humanity. According to these principles, all of reality is material or physical; the world is a machine, made up of inanimate matter; nature is purposeless; consciousness is nothing but the physical activity of the brain; free will is an illusion; and God exists only as an idea in human minds.

    John says: "Great Researcher, don't need the cheesy accents"
    "Google "Morphic Resonance" Before Buying This Book"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Alan Furst. Mission to Paris.

    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Without the narration I would have to learn to read a book and drive at the same time.

    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Science Set Free?

    Not applicable. This is a popular (alternative to) science book.

    Any additional comments?

    Google author's name and the term "morphic resonance" and if it doesn't sound like a bunch of nonsense then maybe this book is for you. The book is certainly well written but that doesn't make the nonsense it proposes any less of a nonsense, in my opinion. It's well narrated as well. Maybe the foreign accents when quoting non-native English speakers are corny.I didn't make it through the whole book. The title of the book refers to freeing science from the constraints of reality and let it roam free in the realm of metaphysics. The author suggests that issues such as possibility of making a perpetuum mobile deserves a second look. As a matter of fact he suggests that the first law of thermodynamics, the law of preservation of energy might have been a result of peer pressure and hierarchy in the scientific community. He also believes that there really are people who don't eat, drink, pee, or poop for decades. That they live on the energy of life which science has not discovered yet or possibly that living organisms can tap into the energy of quantum vacuum. If these things are your things then enjoy the book but if you have a skeptical bone in your body this book will make you cringe and shout obscenities.

    20 of 40 people found this review helpful
  • Freedom (TM)

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Daniel Suarez
    • Narrated By Jeff Gurner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In a world of conflicted loyalties, rapidly diminishing human power, and the possibility that anyone can be a spy, what's at stake is nothing less than human freedom's last hope to survive the technology revolution.

    James says: "wow - a must read"
    What disappointed you about Freedom (TM)?

    There should have been a warning that this book is for young adults.

    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment and irritation.

    Any additional comments?

    I could listen to maybe 30 minutes of it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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