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Ahmedinejad

Bloomington, MN, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated By Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (108)

    In his first memoir, Richard Dawkins shares a rare view into his early life, his intellectual awakening at Oxford, and his path to writing The Selfish Gene. This is an intimate memoir of the childhood and intellectual development of the evolutionary biologist and world-famous atheist and how he came to write what is widely held to be one of the most important books of the 20th century.

    C. Beaton says: "Only for Dawkins' Fans"
    "The Memoir of a Genius"
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    Dawkins from boy to young man, grad student to professor, science author to prolific and ardent spokesperson of disbelief. This book is the memoir of one of the greatest evolutionary biologists and an interesting character indeed. Very little science can be found inside, but you will get the full story of how Richard Dawkins came to be who he is today.

    This is not exactly fascinating stuff unless you're a Dawkins fan, so I'd advise you to keep that in mind. If you are a Dawkins fan, it's a worthwhile read.

    16 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • The Theory of Everything: The Origin and Fate of the Universe

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Stephen W. Hawking
    • Narrated By Michael York
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (61)

    Hawking takes us on a fascinating journey through the telescopic lens of modern physics to gain a new glimpse of the universe--the nature of black holes, the space-time continuum, and new information about the origin of the universe. He uses this scientific basis to come up with a "unified theory of everything" that the author claims will be "the ultimate triumph of human reason."

    D. ABIGT says: "Too simplistic for most people."
    "Dr. Chair delivers!"
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    Who doesn't want to know everything? I can tell you who does: myself and Stephen Hawking. Dr. Chair delivers another brief, accessible (wheelchair accessible as well)and exciting look into the universe at the smallest scale. If you're a fan of physics, you should have already read this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How Jesus Became God

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, Bart D. Ehrman
    • Narrated By Professor Bart D. Ehrman
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (86)

    This fundamental historical question and its complex answer speak penetratingly to the spiritual impulses, concerns, and beliefs that have played a seminal role in our world, even as they reveal the foundation of history’s most global religious movement, and fresh insights into the Western world's single most influential human being. Tackling all of these matters and more, Great Courses favorite Professor Ehrman returns with the unprecedented historical inquiry of How Jesus Became God.

    Diana says: "History Not Theology"
    "An excellent course."
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    This course addresses the topic that the professor's book covers extensively:

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20149192-how-jesus-became-god?from_search=true

    Either the book or the course will serve you well in learning how Jesus of Nazareth came to be known as God himself. The course is narrated by professor Ehrman who is a proficient orator. Either medium is highly recommended.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Smashing Physics: Inside the Discovery of the Higgs Boson

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jon Butterworth
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (29)
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    (29)

    The first insider account of the work at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the discovery of the Higgs particle - and what it all means for our understanding of the laws of nature. The discovery of the Higgs boson made headlines around the world. Two scientists, Peter Higgs and François Englert, whose theories predicted its existence, shared a Nobel Prize. The discovery was the culmination of the largest experiment ever run, the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider.

    Benoibe says: "Surprisingly accessible and full of personality!"
    "Go inside the LHC"
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    A view from an experimental physicist inside the Large Hadron Collider. An excellent peek into the miracle of modern particle physics.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Neil deGrasse Tyson, Donald Goldsmith
    • Narrated By Kevin Kenerly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (59)

    Origins explains the soul-stirring leaps in our understanding of the cosmos. From the first image of a galaxy birth to Spirit rover's exploration of Mars, to the discovery of water on one of Jupiter's moons, coauthors Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith conduct a galvanizing tour of the cosmos with clarity and exuberance.

    M. brockman says: "WHY CAN'T THE AUTHORS READ THEIR OWN BOOK?"
    "The entire history of the universe!"
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    Black science man does it again! From 10^-43 seconds to the present day, this is the evolution of the universe in a brief edition. It also tells us how we know about the evolution of the universe through experimentation and what will likely happen in the future (spoiler alert: the universe ends up to be a real clunker, totally black and empty, approaching absolute zero and everybody's dead.). A fantastic read for the fan of physics and science in general.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Greatest Controversies of Early Christian History

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, Bart D. Ehrman
    • Narrated By Professor Bart D. Ehrman
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (50)

    In this course, an award-winning professor and New York Times best-selling author offers a penetrating investigation of the 24 most pivotal Christian controversies, shedding light on fallacies that obscure an accurate view of the religion and how it evolved into what it is today. In each lecture, you'll delve deeply into a key issue in Christianity's early development. Explore intriguing questions in this unique inquiry into the core of Christian tradition.

    Ahmedinejad says: "Essential early Christian history"
    "Essential early Christian history"
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    Ehrman is an erudite scholar of Biblical history, especially as it pertains to early Christian history. This course was so interesting and informative that when I finished it, I started it again. If you are interested in the topics in the above description, listen to this course.

    Note: This is not a devotional course. It covers the topics from the perspective of a historian, not from a theologian.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The New Testament

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, Bart D. Ehrman
    • Narrated By Professor Bart D. Ehrman
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (70)
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    (70)

    Whether taken as a book of faith or a cultural artifact, the New Testament is among the most significant writings the world has ever known, its web of meaning relied upon by virtually every major writer in the last 2,000 years. Yet the New Testament is not only one of Western civilization’s most believed books, but also one of its most widely disputed, often maligned, and least clearly understood, with a vast number of people unaware of how it was written and transmitted.

    Ahmedinejad says: "Excellent Historical Critical Perspective"
    "Excellent Historical Critical Perspective"
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    A fantastic course on New testament history conducted by Bart Ehrman. This work addresses such questions as:

    Who wrote the Gospels?
    When were the Gospels written?
    In what order were the Gospels written?
    What discrepancies are in the Gospels and why?
    Who the wrote the Pauline epistles?
    How can we tell who wrote these books?

    Ehrman is erudite and well-regarded among Biblical scholars. This work does not disappoint and I highly recommend this and other Great Courses by Bart Ehrman.

    Note: This work is from a historical-critical perspective, not a devotional perspective. It is academia, not religion.

    23 of 25 people found this review helpful
  • The History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, Bart D. Ehrman
    • Narrated By Professor Bart D. Ehrman
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (56)

    What different kinds of books are in the New Testament? When, how, and why were they written? And why did some books, and not others, come to be collected into what Christians came to consider the canon of scripture that would define their belief for all time? With these 12 lectures, get a fast-moving yet thorough introduction to these and other key issues in the development of Christianity.

    Timothy says: "Interesting, but not conclusive"
    "Objective Historical lecture on the New Testament"
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    A scholarly and historical (not devotional) perspective on how the New testament came to exist in its present form. The course is a lecture series given by premier Bible Scholar Bartrand Ehrman. If you're looking for an objective view into the history of the Bible and Christianity, I highly recommend this series.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • From Jesus to Constantine: A History of Early Christianity

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, Bart D. Ehrman
    • Narrated By Professor Bart D. Ehrman
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (73)

    Step back to Christianity's first three centuries to see how it transitioned from the religion of Jesus to a religion about Jesus. How did a single group from among many win the struggle for dominance to establish the beliefs central to the faith, rewrite the history of Christianity's internal conflicts, and produce a canon of sacred texts – the New Testament – that supported its own views?

    Ahmedinejad says: "An Objective History of Early Christianity"
    "An Objective History of Early Christianity"
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    This course is not a devotional course. It is not intended necessarily for Christians, but for those who are interested in the history of Christianity. This is not Christianity from a theological perspective. In other words, this is education. It is not a course on faith.

    Professor Ehrman is an erudite scholar on the Bible and the history of Christianity. If you wish to receive an objective education on the subject, this course is appropriate for you.

    27 of 29 people found this review helpful
  • Listening Is an Act of Love

    • ABRIDGED (55 mins)
    • By Dave Isay
    • Narrated By Dave Isay
    Overall
    (1615)
    Performance
    (1351)
    Story
    (1360)

    Drawn from the work of StoryCorps, the largest and most ambitious private oral history project in American history, comes this tapestry of the stories Americans have been sharing from their lives to leave behind to their loved ones.

    Debra says: "Touching"
    "Listening is an Act of Self-Torture"
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    Every year I can always count on Audible to notify me via email of their generosity. I use the term "generosity" loosely, as in "Audible was generous enough to send me some anthrax spores!". Perhaps anthrax spores might have been a more generous gift, as I could have snorted it halfway through this book and never had to endure another Audible holiday gift again.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful

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