1. Leifer

    Leifer Senior Member

    I couldn't find that on Audible books.
    So I just started listening to Sheldrake's newest book...... "Science and Spiritual Practices" (link)
     
  2. Tez

    Tez New Member

    Many years ago I spent a very entertaining evening drinking with Rupert Sheldrake and a few others, the night before he gave a talk at the Beshara Centre in the UK (I wasn't a follower, by the way). He told the story of bumping into a scientist friend of his who for years had been researching some obscure aspect of some chemical or other, who looked rather depressed. He explained that he'd finished his research and now did not have anything to justify his job. Later, they crossed paths again and now the scientist looked much happier. Turned out he'd managed to find another obscure chemical that needed researching, probably for several years to come.
     
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  3. Leifer

    Leifer Senior Member

    Just listened to it.
    At first I thought it was going to be a hard left-wing anti-gun rant. Not so.
    As I read (listened), the book was filled with facts and stories from within countries where guns have (or had) strong impacts on mortality....as well as analysis on mass shootings abroad and in the USA.
    ......very informative. Reccomend.
     
  4. Leifer

    Leifer Senior Member

    Listening to Niall Ferguson's..
    "The Square and the Tower"

    I did not expect the book to first include a portion toward "conspiracy theories", and various histories of conspiratorial sources and influences, and delving into...Bilderberg Group, the Illuminati, etc.....)

    ...publisher's summary (partial)
    (It's not all gloom-and-doom. Besides, Metabunk uses "crowd-sourcing" to help unravel mistaken ideas - which is certainly a network.)
     
  5. Leifer

    Leifer Senior Member

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