Newberg is knowledgeable and I would try another book by him. This was the first Great Courses audiobook I've tried, and it was so thin on content that I'm hesitant to buy any other Great Courses audiobook, even though I've put several on my wish list.
A nonfiction book on a similar topic but with more content. Typically I will relisten to an audiobook, but not this one.
My favorite scientific study was when they gave dopamine to atheists, making them perceive ambiguous shapes more like believers perceive them.
Disappointment. I kept waiting to get past the general and to the meaty specifics. Even though I was listening as double speed, the content was so thin that my mind wandered.
It's in the form of lectures, so it works great for an Audiobook. The Modern Scholar series is better. It's also in lecture format, but the content is powerful and packed, not weak and thin.
Yes. Wright deals with weighty topics, and the narrator of the audiobook makes the text easier to parse.
Wright's book Evolution of God is similar in that it tackles a very broad topic from a modern perspective.
His natural cadence made Wright's intellectually weighty prose readily understandable.
Wright's account of the members of Poseidon's cult, finding each other as trustworthy insiders in the wide, strange world of the Roman Empire.
Wright is a wide-ranging scholar and writer who approaches the biggest issues a secular writer can: the nature of humanity and the scope of history. This book is more about the nature of humanity, while his book Evolution of God is more about the scope of history. Moral Animal is from the 90s, but the science in it is all still current. Wright is insightful and the narrator is flawless.
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