Science Set Free

10 Paths to New Discovery
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.87 hours)
Product Number: Z100026336
Released: Sep 04, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780449806555
Narrator/s: Rupert Sheldrake
Publisher: Books on Tape
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The bestselling 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 (originally published to acclaim in the UK as The Science Delusion), 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 ten 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.

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Author(s): Rupert Sheldrake
Genre: Science, Religion
Original Publish Date: Sep 04, 2012

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Author(s): Rupert Sheldrake
Genre: Science, Religion
Product Number EB00156064
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Deepak Chopra
ISBN: #9780770436711

Professional reviews

"Britain's champion of alternative science reads his own comprehensive response to the mechanistic orthodoxy of modern science. Sheldrake effectively shatters the myth that modern science is objective and open to new possibilities. As he sketches out his alternative worldview, his performance has both the advantages and drawbacks of an author reading He knows his vocabulary and where to place emphasis. He is more inclined to monotone than a professional actor. He is always clear and well paced. His cultivated accent reminds the listener of his scientific credentials. For longer quotes, Sheldrake uses secondary readers with accents vaguely like those of the thinkers quoted. This can be distracting. F.C. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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