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Is Biocentrism Dead? It is a topic that many find a bit off-putting but it is a question that many individuals are starting to pose as they become wiser. The book explains what biocentrism is and how the tenets that surround this concept came into being. This is a book that the inquiring mind will appreciate, thus it is ideal for the individuals who want to learn more about themselves and the world around them. The author gradually disseminates the information to the listener, allowing them to fully understand what biocentrism really means.

©2014 Raj Bogle (P)2014 Raj Bogle

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A powerful and thought provoking book

For those who don't know, biocentrism is the view or belief that the rights and needs of humans are not more important than those of other living things. It is actually something that I try to live by; I don't hurt anything that leaves me alone, but if a mosquito bites me he is off the playing field!!! This book, for being less than an hour long, really does bring up some deep concepts and old concerns. It also goes a little far afield regarding what happens after the universe ends and such and becomes quasi-scientific. I found it interesting for a short book, and nice to give me something to think about while I walked the dog.

Gilbert narrates smoothly, and if I had to compare her it would almost be to say she was like Sagan on Cosmos. She was enthusiastic and informative, and was a real treat to listen to as you went along. Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. In fact, getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.


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Total rubbish

Trying to capitalize on the original, this is vacuous and dull. Do not waste your money like I did

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Interesting philosophy

This is an interesting little book on biocentrism. It is great for those who haven’t ventured into this philosophy before (such as myself). The concept is well explained along with the history of how it came about.

What I took away from this book is that biocentrism puts biological life at the center of everything. This philosophy incorporates a deep respect for any life, human, non-human, plant, etc. Humans are a part of the world, and the larger universe, instead of being held above or aloof from it. As a biologist, there was much in this book that I resonated with.

The book goes on to contemplate what was before the universe and gets rather philosophical, contemplating if life itself birthed the universe instead of the universe birthing life. While this book places biocentrism as a science and a theory, I don’t feel that it is quite there. A theory is testable, and this concept hasn’t been pushed that far yet. Some may place this idea in the realm of psuedoscience.

Over all, it was an educational piece. Even if you don’t subscribe to this concept as a theory, it is still worthy of contemplation. I very much like the idea of biology being at the center of everything, instead of physics or chemistry.

Narration: Valerie Gilbert was a great narrator for this book. She performed in a clear voice with excellent pacing. She had the right mix of questioning and enthusiasm.

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Terrible Book

Whoever wrote this book was simply using the word Biocentrism to scribble down a bunch of crap. Very lousy book !!! i couldn't get past the 2nd chapter.