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Download Rocks of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (462 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen Jay Gould Narrator: Richard McGonagle Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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Since the Renaissance people have been plagued by the tense battle between Science and Religion. Internationally renowned best selling author and evolutionist Stephen Jay Gould sheds new light on the dilemma in this provocative, fascinating, and relevant audio. In elaborating and exploring the issue, Gould argues that in order to experience the fullness of being human, we must cultivate a meaningful balance between a life of spirit and a life of rational inquiry; 2 realms, equally essential but utterly different. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Moon | 2/2/2014

    " A simple, logical solution to the "problem" between science and religion. I love Gould's writing style and the way he encourages critical thinking about historical events. Definitely recommend to anyone having trouble reconciling science and religion. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rhonda | 1/28/2014

    " Evocative title. Ultimately disappointing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda | 1/9/2014

    " NOMA. Controversial, but I still mostly buy it, in theory. In practice... oy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 1/4/2014

    " NOMA is the perfect compromise - leaves neither party satisfied. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 12/23/2013

    " Clear cogent argument in favor of keeping science and religion separate. Gould considers the peculiarly American phenomenon of creation science and biblical literalism in its historical and cultural context, correcting some popular myths about its history along the way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chad | 12/20/2013

    " This guy is a great writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gordon | 11/30/2013

    " Incredible text to provoke thoughts on science and religion "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles | 11/27/2013

    " cience and religion have no reason for conflict as they address different aspects of life. Science answers the age of rocks; religion addresses thr rock of the ages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret Breidenbaugh | 11/13/2013

    " I didn't finish this book. It was a little too preachy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 1/30/2013

    " This little gem offers a clear way of navigating the pitched public battle that fundamentalists and some scientists have been waging in the modern era. The writing is clear, coherent and entertaining. This is the first book I have read of Gould's and look forward to more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pablo | 8/22/2012

    " Great and different view on religion vs. science but, while I agree with most of what is said, sometimes it goes an unnecesary twisted way to try to fit the usefulness of religion in the modern world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Burgundy | 2/15/2011

    " A great discussion on the intersection between faith and science by an atheist. He thinks they fit together well. Written by the famed geologist/paleontologist at Harvard. Good read so far! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tato | 2/11/2011

    " Muy claro. Jay Gould garantizado. Muchas frases excelentes como una de Huxley: "sientate ante la naturaleza con los ojos de un niño, liberate de todo preconcepto o idea preconcebida, o no aprenderás nada" (algo así) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gordon | 8/19/2009

    " Incredible text to provoke thoughts on science and religion "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles | 2/23/2009

    " cience and religion have no reason for conflict as they address different aspects of life. Science answers the age of rocks; religion addresses thr rock of the ages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Burgundy | 5/5/2008

    " A great discussion on the intersection between faith and science by an atheist. He thinks they fit together well. Written by the famed geologist/paleontologist at Harvard. Good read so far! "

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About the Author

Stephen Jay Gould (1941–2002) was the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and professor of geology at Harvard University. He published over twenty books, received the National Book and National Book Critics Circle Awards, and a MacArthur Fellowship.

About the Narrator

Richard McGonagle is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and an experienced film, television, and voice-over actor. He has appeared in such films as Rules of Engagement and such television shows as The Practice and JAG.