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Alan

Tegucigalpa, Honduras | Member Since 2012

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  • The Selfish Gene

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated By Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    Overall
    (1615)
    Performance
    (1207)
    Story
    (1188)

    Richard Dawkins' brilliant reformulation of the theory of natural selection has the rare distinction of having provoked as much excitement and interest outside the scientific community as within it. His theories have helped change the whole nature of the study of social biology, and have forced thousands to rethink their beliefs about life.

    J. D. May says: "Better than print!"
    "Truth isn't always pretty"
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    This audiobook is highly educational and has the potential to liberate someone who has been programmed by religious stories about life on earth and human behavior.
    However; The truths in this audiobook about the behavior of animals due to their genetic programming via natural selection for continued replication, can feel like a dry eye opener and slap to the face vs the benevolent nature point of view.

    Much respect to the author who has taken the responsibility of teaching us the ugliness of nature, while still advocating altruism among beeings as the most logical behavior (win win scenario) in most cases.
    We can and should be genuinely good to each other and to nature and still we will be under our naturally selected selfish genetic objectivism. I am at peace with that.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • El Processo humano [The Human Process (Texto Completo)]

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Antonio Calleja Gonzalez
    • Narrated By Fermin Suarez
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Esta obra es una invitación a considerar de manera real, directa y totalmente nueva las cuestiones esenciales de la existencia, tales como las relaciones humanas, la experiencia y el tiempo, los valores y la tradiciï¿¿ï¿¿n, las creencias, el ideal, la virtud, el esfuerzo y el método, la influencia del condicionamiento, la educación, etc. Con este motivo señala el autor la importancia de desvelar las interpretaciones y las consecuentes pautas de conducta.

    Alan says: "Ambiguo, No realistico ni practico"
    "Ambiguo, No realistico ni practico"
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    Esto aparece en categoría de "Science & Technology" Debería aparecer como "Philosophy", porque esto no es ciencia, sino filosofía.
    Talves no soy la audiencia meta de un filosofo como Calleja
    Aún así mi revisión de este audiobook:
    El autor constantemente critica la forma en que los seres humanos interpretan su información del mundo. No da ejemplos que ayuden al lector(escuchador) aterrizar sus ideas a la vida real practica , solamente se comunica de una forma idealistica y generalizada.
    Tiene buenos puntos como el de que hay que vivir el momento y dejar que los 5 sentidos hagan su trabajo; ya que nos la pasamos pensando y juzgando con información incompleta y luego nos inventamos el resto; cuando deberíamos estar captando la información real con los sentidos.
    Pero esto solo debería ser una de las opciones de como vivir la vida en ves de la unica forma, el autor expresa que hay que matar el pensamiento.
    En Contraste Einstein usaba experimentos de pensamiento ideando escenarios no factibles de crear en la vida real, esto le ayudo a entender mejor las teorías que perfeccionó y que tanto han ayudado al avance del conocimiento y ciencia.
    Einstein y otros pensadores han traido valor a la humanidad concretando sus ideas, Calleja es un crítico, no un creador de valor.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth about Moving Others

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Daniel H. Pink
    • Narrated By Daniel H. Pink
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (548)
    Performance
    (474)
    Story
    (476)

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in nine Americans works in sales. Every day more than 15 million people earn their keep by persuading someone else to make a purchase. But dig deeper and a startling truth emerges: Yes, one in nine Americans works in sales. But so do the other eight. Whether we’re employees pitching colleagues on a new idea, entrepreneurs enticing funders to invest, or parents and teachers cajoling children to study, we spend our days trying to move others.

    Joanne says: "Not for salespeople!"
    "Still Listening Half way through. Must share pause"
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    This is relevant to real life.
    It is a refreshing contrast to all those empty emotion pumping , happy thought (repeat till you believe) , wishful thinking material out there.
    Real examples of how the dynamics have been changed in our era where consumers are very informed and where honesty replaces deceit.
    Surprising studies that wash away old myths about what mentallity one should have to influence others and feel motivated to carry on.
    Filled with value , felt compelled to bookmark and take notes.
    I recommend it.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By David Eagleman
    • Narrated By David Eagleman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (778)
    Performance
    (551)
    Story
    (537)

    In this sparkling and provocative new book, the renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman navigates the depths of the subconscious brain to illuminate surprising mysteries. Taking in brain damage, plane spotting, dating, drugs, beauty, infidelity, synesthesia, criminal law, artificial intelligence, and visual illusions, Incognito is a thrilling subsurface exploration of the mind and all its contradictions.

    Laura says: "Changed the way I think about how I think..."
    "Wake up to your Internal Model of Reality"
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    Shares scientifically proven insight on why behavior occurs dethroning popular misconceptions. Helps understand the extent of free will.
    The ending 20 minutes are a great culmination of previous biologically oriented chapters.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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