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Lander

Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States | Member Since 2012

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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
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (54)

    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"
    "Interesting, convincing, very dry."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Science Set Free in three words, what would they be?

    Sheldrake makes the convincing argument our current methods of scientific inquiry are shackled by dogma and tradition.


    Would you recommend Science Set Free to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes.


    How could the performance have been better?

    While a brilliant scientist and one of the great thinkers of our time, the author has a rather dull monotone voice making it difficult to stay with.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No surprises for me.


    Any additional comments?

    Listen with an open mind.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha
    • Narrated By Allyson Johnson, Jonathan Davis, Christopher Ryan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1566)
    Performance
    (1049)
    Story
    (1048)

    Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science - as well as religious and cultural institutions - has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing....

    Mark says: "too much focus on academic in-fighting"
    "Great book horrible narration"
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    What would have made Sex at Dawn better?

    Ryan lays out a brilliant case. The book is well researched and funny. Groundbreaking insight to what makes us tick sexually speaking.
    The only problem with this book is the narration. The female narrator has a childish mocking tone that distracts from the material. Her voice sounds cynical and disingenuous. Dr. Rayan is a talented storyteller with great voice. Would have been much happier had he narrated the book himself.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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