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    • Through a Glass Brightly

    • Using Science to See Our Species as We Really Are
    • By: David P. Barash
    • Narrated by: Charles Constant
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Noted scientist David P. Barash explores the process by which science has, throughout time, cut humanity "down to size", and how humanity has responded. A good paradigm is a tough thing to lose, especially when its replacement leaves us feeling more vulnerable and less special. And yet, as science has progressed, we find ourselves - like it or not - bereft of many of our most cherished beliefs, confronting an array of paradigms lost. Barash models his argument around a set of "old" and "new" paradigms that define humanity's place in the universe.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Homo Mysterious

    • Evolutionary Puzzles of Human Nature
    • By: David P. Barash
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For all that science knows about the living world, notes David P. Barash, there are even more things we don't know, genuine evolutionary mysteries that perplex the best minds in biology. Paradoxically, many of these mysteries are very close to home, involving some of the most personal aspects of being human. Homo Mysterious examines a number of these evolutionary mysteries, exploring things we don't yet know about ourselves, laying out the best current hypotheses, and pointing toward insights that scientists are just beginning to glimpse. 

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Buddhist Biology

    • Ancient Eastern Wisdom Meets Modern Western Science
    • By: David P. Barash
    • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this fascinating book, David Barash highlights an intriguing patch of common ground between scientific and religious thought, illuminating the many parallels between biology and Buddhism, allowing listeners to see both in a new way. Indeed, he shows that there are numerous places where the Buddhist and biological perspectives coincide. For instance, the cornerstone ecological concept - the interconnectedness and interdependence of all things - is remarkably similar to the fundamental insight of Buddhism.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Author a bit full of himself.

    • By Allison Matthews on 12-03-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Natural Selections

    • Selfish Altruists, Honest Liars, and Other Realities of Evolution
    • By: David P. Barash
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
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    If we are, in part, a product of our genes, can free will exist? Incisive and engaging, this indispensable tour of evolutionary biology runs the gamut of contemporary debates, from science and religion to our place in the universe.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An enjoyable and often funny look at Biology

    • By C. Marcille on 05-11-09

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Strange Bedfellows

    • The Surprising Connection Between Sex, Evolution and Monogamy
    • By: David P. Barash, Judith Eve Lipton
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
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    In Strange Bedfellows, David P. Barash and Judith Eve Lipton look at how biology actually promotes monogamy in some species and how these lessons apply to human beings. An accessible work of science that is relevant to our intimate daily life, Strange Bedfellows will reassure some people, surprise others, and engage everyone.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great coverage of a sexy topic

    • By Jeff on 12-09-09

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Natural Selections

    • Selfish Altruists, Honest Liars, and Other Realities of Evolution
    • By: David P. Barash
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    If we are, in part, a product of our genes, can free will exist? Incisive and engaging, this indispensable tour of evolutionary biology runs the gamut of contemporary debates, from science and religion to our place in the universe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great!

    • By Thomas on 12-13-10

    Regular price: $19.95

    • How the Brain Makes Us Do It

    • By: David P. Barash
    • Narrated by: Alexander Quincy
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "How the Brain Makes Us Do It" is from the May 02, 2017 Arts section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by David P. Barash and narrated by Alexander Quincy.

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    • Strange Bedfellows

    • The Surprising Connection Between Sex, Evolution and Monogamy
    • By: David P. Barash, Judith Eve Lipton
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
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    In Strange Bedfellows, David P. Barash and Judith Eve Lipton look at how biology actually promotes monogamy in some species and how these lessons apply to human beings. An accessible work of science that is relevant to our intimate daily life, Strange Bedfellows will reassure some people, surprise others, and engage everyone.

    Regular price: $17.47