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  • Life Unfolding

  • How the Human Body Creates Itself
  • By: Jamie A. Davies
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

Where did I come from? Why do I have two arms but just one head? How is my left leg the same size as my right one? Why are the fingerprints of identical twins not identical? How did my brain learn to learn? Why must I die? Questions like these remain biology's deepest and most ancient challenges. They force us to confront a fundamental biological problem: How can something as large and complex as a human body organize itself from the simplicity of a fertilized egg?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally Some Explanation For Protein Evolution

  • By Thomas on 07-12-15

Enlightening on many levels.

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Reviewed: 04-23-17

This is an amazing book that takes you on a journey, albeit a bit technical, of human biological development.

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  • The Information

  • A History, a Theory, a Flood
  • By: James Gleick
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,469
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,077
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,081

James Gleick, the author of the best sellers Chaos and Ge­nius, brings us his crowning work: a revelatory chronicle that shows how information has become the modern era’s defining quality—the blood, the fuel, the vital principle of our world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant book, heroic reader, better in print?

  • By A reader on 03-12-11

Mindblowing..

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Reviewed: 04-02-16

Great book. Mind blowing to say the least. Great substance, incredible narroration. Enjoyable for anyone interested in the subject of Information Theory.

  • Sense and Goodness Without God

  • A Defense of Metaphysical Naturalism
  • By: Richard Carrier
  • Narrated by: Richard Carrier
  • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

If God does not exist, then what does? Is there good and evil, and should we care? How do we know what's true anyway? And can we make any sense of this universe, or our own lives? Sense and Goodness Without God answers these questions in lavish detail, without complex jargon. Arguing that there is only a physical, natural world without gods or spirits, noted historian and philosopher Richard Carrier presents and defends a complete worldview, one in which we can live a life of love, meaning, and joy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Alone again, Naturally

  • By Gary on 07-29-14

Possibly the best book I have ever read.

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Reviewed: 08-04-15

Through other books and research I came to my own conclusions about reality and metaphysics and I did not realize that there were others that shared my views. This book finally gave me a name for my beliefs. Metaphysical Naturalism. Carrier succinctly illustrates these views with all supporting arguments in an eloquent and understandable way. I encourage all readers of science and philosophy to read this book thoroughly for it will open your eyes to what is really going on in the world that you experience

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