What are angels? Many people believe in angels, but few can define these enigmatic spirits....
One of the more profound implications of Sheldrake's account here is his suggestion that the brain may be more like a tuning system than a recording device....
This discussion with Rupert Sheldrake and Matthew Fox, two visionary pioneers of modern science and theology, will transform how you think about the most popular of all spiritual beings....
Ever get the feeling that your dog or cat knows what you're thinking? They just might....
The evidence revealed in this book shows beyond reasonable doubt that an advanced civilization that flourished during the Ice Age was destroyed in the global cataclysms....
In Supernatural Graham Hancock sets out to investigate this mysterious "before-and-after moment" and to discover the truth about the influences that gave birth to the modern human mind....
From 1990 to 1995, Dr. Rick Strassman conducted U.S. government–approved and funded clinical research at the University of New Mexico in which he injected 60 volunteers with DMT, one of the most powerful psychedelics known....
Biocentrism awakens a new sense of possibility and is full of so many shocking new perspectives that the listener will never see reality the same way again....
What is the connection between physics and consciousness? In this groundbreaking new audiobook, Samuel Avery presents the quantum screen....
Dr. Eben Alexander, author of international phenomenon Proof of Heaven, shares the next phase of his journey to understand the true nature of consciousness....
An intellectual detective story, this history audiobook directs probing questions at orthodox history, presenting disturbing new evidence that historians have tried - but failed - to explain....
Setting aside the pervasive material bias of science and lifting the obscuring fog of religious sectarianism reveals a surprisingly clear unity of science and religion....
Over decades of martial arts and meditation practice, Peter Ralston discovered a curious and paradoxical fact: that true awareness arises from a state of not knowing....
The Field is a highly listenable scientific detective story presenting a stunning picture of an interconnected universe and a new scientific theory that makes sense of supernatural phenomena....
Charles Eisenstein explores the history and potential future of civilization, tracing the converging crises of our age to the illusion of the separate self....
Ingo Swann - renowned psi researcher - reveals a long-held secret series of experiences with a "deep black" agency whose apparent charter was simple....
Imagine a united consciousness, an awareness of which all of our minds are a part - and a potential way out of the division, greed, and destruction that threaten to engulf our world....
Strassman reveals how Jewish metaphysics provides a top-down model for both the prophetic and DMT states....
The best-selling author of Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home offers an intriguing new assessment of modern-day science that will radically change the way we view what is possible.
In Science Set Free, Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world's most innovative scientists, shows the ways in which science is being constricted by assumptions that have, over the years, hardened into dogmas. Such dogmas are not only limiting, but dangerous for the future of humanity.
According to these principles, all of reality is material or physical; the world is a machine, made up of inanimate matter; nature is purposeless; consciousness is nothing but the physical activity of the brain; free will is an illusion; God exists only as an idea in human minds, imprisoned within our skulls.
But should science be a belief-system, or a method of enquiry? Sheldrake shows that the materialist ideology is moribund; under its sway, increasingly expensive research is reaping diminishing returns while societies around the world are paying the price.
In the skeptical spirit of true science, Sheldrake turns the 10 fundamental dogmas of materialism into exciting questions, and shows how all of them open up startling new possibilities for discovery.
Science Set Free will radically change your view of what is real and what is possible.
If you could sum up Science Set Free in three words, what would they be?
Sheldrake makes the convincing argument our current methods of scientific inquiry are shackled by dogma and tradition.
Would you recommend Science Set Free to your friends? Why or why not?
How could the performance have been better?
While a brilliant scientist and one of the great thinkers of our time, the author has a rather dull monotone voice making it difficult to stay with.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
No surprises for me.
Any additional comments?
Listen with an open mind.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
Sheldrake lays out the strongest and most logical confrontation of assumed science dogma to date. He doesn't claim to have ALL answers, but he clearly identifies many huge holes in the hyper-materialist perspectives, then proposes alternate possibilities, which are unified by an overarching theory. This book is complex, rich in detail, and historically expansive and instructive. Throughout, the histories and the threads of current scientific thought are laid out, giving the reader/listener an exceptionally lucid understanding of current debates and perspectives.
One caveat: If you have made up your mind (as one reviewer clearly has), this book will infuriate you. Fair warning: This book is for strong, open minds only.
21 of 24 people found this review helpful
I have always wounded why science that I love was so closed minded to so many events of life like the search for aliens, past civilizations, knowledge of the Ancients why are these things not treated serious by scientist . I never could understand why. This book has helped me understand why. I so love the author brilliant presentation and insight
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Who was your favorite character and why?
Rupert Sheldrake of course.
What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?
There is a second narrator that makes the historical quotes with a series of cheesy accents. Audio books seem to be plagued with these. Less is more when it comes to narration!
Any additional comments?
Love Rupert Sheldrakes approach.
9 of 10 people found this review helpful
This is a long audio book! But Rupert Sheldrake has a lot of territory to cover since he explains the history of science, the prominent scientists and their theories and discoveries, the changes over time, and shows the present state of science.
As a lay person with a general education, not focused on science, I realized there was a lot left out in my education as I listened to a lot of new information that I wish I had learned in school. I also found that Rupert Sheldrake made previously boring science interesting and relevant. More teachers should teach like he does.
With regard to the narration. There have been some audio books where I wondered who was talking - the author? was this a quote? In this book, especially in the first half of the audio book where there is a lot of history and various early scientists are being quoted, there is a lot of over-the-top acting by the narrators doing *voices* for various scientists. I guess these are supposed to be accents for people in old England, or France, or Italy, or early colonial? America. Because Rupert Sheldrake's own voice is quiet, dry, and calm, the accents come across as jarring. However, I never had to wonder *who* was talking. It was pretty clear that Rupert Sheldrake was quoting someone. I do think the narrator(s) doing the quotations could have been just as effective without going over-the-top.
In the second half, Rupert Sheldrake reads some of the quotes himself, so the quotation *voices* are less, plus now that he has established the history of science, and laid out the foundation for the present state of science, he doesn't have to do so much quoting.
The second half was much more interesting. Rupert Sheldrake makes brilliant observations and points. Science is controlled and restricted by money, and by the human beings - scientists who limit the boundaries and usefulness of scientific research by where the funding is given. Amazingly, a lot of the restrictions of where science is now is simply by the refusal of many scientists to examine certain topics.
They won't even look! Rupert Sheldrake lays it all out.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
While Rupert presents a well thought and researched argument, and I do agree with him it's amazing to what levels we've all been programmed by the prevailing paradigm and simply don't ask as it controls...
This is a brilliant introduction to the history of our 'dominant' Western science and possible probable futures as we enter new ages and the old wick is burnt low we need new visions of science to be implemented.
Well done Mr. Sheldrake
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
The scientific status quo is the new Catholic church and needs to be questioned via its own processes. This book will explain why and how it can be done.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I love that the author narrated this. His voice is perfect.
This book will hopefully begin a discussion amongst academics about the bad habits that the scientific community have developed, especially regarding those dogmas that are considered unquestionable. Sheldrake makes a convincing case not that there is a supernatural, but that the principles and dogmas of materialism haven't been adequately established scientifically, and have failed to explain certain phenomena.
There's so much good stuff in this book, on so many different topics, including animals, cosmology, spirituality, education, the medical industry, and much more. And it inadvertently confirms my suspicions that Richard Dawkins, rather than being an open minded pursuer of truth, is instead a sort of high priest in the church of Scientism.
I recommend this book to everyone, although some prior knowledge of cosmology, philosophy and biology would go a long way.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Where does Science Set Free rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
There is more than dissent from the Royal Academy of Sciences here, there is growth to a broader perspective of how we must conduct science removing special interests.
What about the narrators’s performance did you like?
It's his own voice.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
There have been few books I've enjoyed from start to finish, this is one of them.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful