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  • The Science Delusion

  • By: Rupert Sheldrake
  • Narrated by: Rupert Sheldrake, David Timson, Jane Collingwood
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 179

The science delusion is the belief that science already understands the nature of reality. The fundamental questions are answered, leaving only the details to be filled in. In this book, Dr Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world's most innovative scientists, shows that science is being constructed by assumptions that have hardened into dogmas. The sciences would be better off without them: freer, more interesting, and more fun.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent book

  • By rajio baggio on 22-12-16

Good listen

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Reviewed: 13-03-19

Great book, not anti science at all, just highlights many of the obstacles, preconceptions and dogmas present in the mainstream scientific establishment which need to be addressed in order for science as a whole to grow and move forward.

  • The Physics of God

  • Unifying Quantum Physics, Consciousness, M-Theory, Heaven, Neuroscience and Transcendence
  • By: Amit Goswami, Joseph Selbie
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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    5 out of 5 stars 31
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

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. The explanations of transcendent phenomena given by saints, sages, and near-death experiencers are fully congruent with scientific discoveries in the fields of relativity, quantum physics, medicine, M-theory, neuroscience, and quantum biology. The Physics of God describes the intersections of science and religion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable and interesting.

  • By Adz McP on 12-09-18

Very enjoyable and interesting.

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Reviewed: 12-09-18

Great book, if you are of a scientific mind and have an interest in the spiritual this book brings the two together quite coherently.... As it should be. (the word "God" in the title should be spirituality, the book is more about consciousness and the human experience with some aspects relating to religions)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Life 3.0

  • By: Max Tegmark
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 481
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 438

Penguin Audio presents Life 3.0 by Max Tegmark, read by Rob Shapiro. We stand at the beginning of a new era. What was once science fiction is fast becoming reality, as AI transforms war, crime, justice, jobs and society - and even our very sense of what it means to be human. More than any other technology, AI has the potential to revolutionise our collective future - and there's nobody better situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor and cofounder of the Future of Life Institute, whose work has helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and thought provoking.

  • By Heisenberg on 09-04-18

The most important book of our times?

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Reviewed: 28-08-18

I was sceptical about reading a book on Artificial Intelligence (AI), I've always viewed the subject as a bit of a Pandora's Box, almost seeming inevitable at some point in the not so distant future and also quite terrifying largely because of human tenancies to rush into developing technologies which we don't fully understand.
This book though is incredibly well put together, Max Tegmark covers the numerous advantages which AI could bring to humanity alongside the more clear risks and presses home the importance of creating a clear and concise framework of safety and mutual benifit for all of humanity. If you have any interest in the future of our race please read and join the discussion.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Reality Is Not What It Seems

  • The Journey to Quantum Gravity
  • By: Carlo Rovelli
  • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483
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    5 out of 5 stars 427
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 421

From the best-selling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics comes a new audiobook about the mind-bending nature of the universe. What are time and space made of? Where does matter come from? And what exactly is reality? Scientist Carlo Rovelli has spent his whole life exploring these questions and pushing the boundaries of what we know. Here he explains how our image of the world has changed throughout centuries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye opening and mind expanding

  • By Stefan Richter on 28-11-16

Great

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-01-18

Excellent overview of the current understanding of physics, explained simplistically and states that a complete understanding is not necessary to see the bigger picture.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Essence of the Tarot

  • Modern Reflections on Ancient Wisdom
  • By: Megan Skinner
  • Narrated by: Diane Neigebauer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
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    5 out of 5 stars 6
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Essence of the Tarot explores the 22 cards of the Major Arcana - the spiritual foundation of the Tarot. Taking the listener on a journey from ancient Egypt - the birthplace of the Tarot - to modern times, Essence of the Tarot provides an understanding of each card in a way that can be related to everyday life and enhance your spiritual journey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very informative

  • By Adz McP on 10-01-18

Very informative

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-18

Great book to broaden understanding with real life examples given. There is a lot here, will require a few revisits to glean the best from it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful