Science Set Free

  • by Rupert Sheldrake
  • Narrated by Rupert Sheldrake, Jane Collingwood, David Timson
  • 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


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Customer Reviews

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Interesting, convincing, very dry.

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.

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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.

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- Lander

Perfect title

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
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- Derek Frazier

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-04-2012
  • Publisher: Random House Audio