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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,628 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Shermer Narrator: John Wagner Publisher: Michael Shermer Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2008 ISBN:
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In The Soul of Science, Michael Shermer asks, Can we find spiritual meaning and purpose in a scientific worldview? Spirituality is a way of being in the world, a sense of one's place in the cosmos, a relationship to that which extends beyond ourselves. There are many sources of spirituality; religion may be the most common, but it is by no means the only. Anything that generates a sense of awe may be a source of spirituality. Science does this in spades. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clare | 2/8/2014

    " Jack Chalker has one of the best imaginations around. I actually read this book because of a picture of one of the creatures featured in "Barlow's Guide to Extraterrestrials". However, once I started this series, I just kept going. The premise of a world divided into many different areas, each with its own lifeforms, levels of technology, weather and terrain is intriguing enough. Then, throw in the added fact that once someone enters the well world, they are placed into one of these worlds - never to be the same being they once were - and the adventure begins. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff Cadoff | 2/7/2014

    " The start of an excellent series. Very inventive and cohesive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracey | 1/29/2014

    " An intriguing book. The idea of being transferred into a different world and a different body is so different from reality. The authors imagination was amazing and his realization for each character at the end of the book was cleverly thought out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gypsythis | 1/24/2014

    " One of the most awesome sci-fi books ever written!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rick | 1/10/2014

    " Read this in the Navy on Diego Garcia. What did it lead to. I own every book Chalker wrote, around 40 and I've read all but about two of them. I even have a few letters he sent me when I mailed him some questions and the letters are on his MIRAGE Press letterhead. Chalker is not Shakespeare, but he takes you on a rollercoaster ride every time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank | 1/7/2014

    " Well of Souls is a genre defining series of books. It's "science advanced enough is indistinguishable from magic" meme is one I love. Overall these are very good books, good pacing, interesting characters, and a brilliantly visualized universe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 1/7/2014

    " I devoured the Well Of Souls in late high school, thirty years ago. Today I still remember snippets and ponder the meanings. Worth a look. Warning, lots of sex here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keith Davis | 12/23/2013

    " A collection of odd characters accidentally discover the world where the first sentient beings in the universe designed and created all other life forms in the universe (including humans) as a vast experiment. A crazy quest adventure with quite a bit of weird sex. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 9/16/2013

    " My favorite series from one of my favorite SciFi authors. Read all five and then move on to the Four Lords of the Diamond or the Riders of Flux series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 8/18/2013

    " Jack L. Chalker wrote science fiction for an age that was unafraid of big ideas and outrageous premises. And I love him for that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gareth | 7/12/2013

    " Liked it - a lot of it was infodumpy, with characters explaining the backstory for almost entire chapters. But, for some reason, I didn't mind. Usually that kind of thing really annoys me, but in this instance I was quite happy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Max Green | 7/10/2013

    " One of the greatest science fiction novels I have ever read. A truly unique, mind-bending setting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cristov | 5/20/2013

    " One of my all time favorite sci-fi books! I've read it 3 times I think over the years. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darrell O'Donnell | 3/9/2013

    " this was one of the most hardcore scifi ancient space race books that I have read. Some interesting ideas, but the storylines were disjoint and the ending became a kind of god figurehead that really lost track of things for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bria | 5/17/2012

    " I remember this mainly for deciding the kid in my psychology class was Nathan Brazil. Jordan Macknick, if you're out there, I'm available. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shellie Sakai | 12/12/2011

    " Loved it. This is the first book in the series and I am looking forward to reading the rest of them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim Razinha | 7/30/2011

    " An all time favorite. Imaginative. Intelligent. And so open to follow ons(obviously, given the four plus three plus two that did follow...). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rodolfo | 5/30/2011

    " I really liked this book. I read the first 8 pages and was hooked. There are 7 in the series. I am starting the second one today. The writer is very creative and even blasphemous, I mean God has sex with a Centaur as a Stag!... I will say no more. If this interest you, I highly recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carmen K | 3/8/2011

    " Fantasy/Sci-fi books are my favorite genre. I particularly like the character of Nathan Brazil and how he ends up on the Well World. There are quite an imaginative number of creatures throughout the book, and I'm looking forward to reading more in the series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Heather | 1/13/2011

    " A cool concept, but the story frequently felt formulaic and obvious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Brinker | 1/12/2011

    " First series I ever read, I am very glad I have re-read it. I enjoyed it on a whole different level at my current age. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 10/10/2010

    " An even and thoughtful exploration of science that reaches to the fridge, and nonsense that skitters out into the darkness of absurdity. With so much confusion about what really is science, this book helps clarify this distinction while honestly pointing out some of science's missteps. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Colin | 9/15/2010

    " The first chapter was kind interesting. The rest was just a long winded history lesson on Wallace and Darwin that had nothing to do with the borderlands of science. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crystal | 10/16/2009

    " Ever wonder how things become science..... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Christopher | 4/15/2009

    " Disappointing follow-up to Why people Believe Weird Things that, regrettably, never gets off the ground. At no point did the book push any of my intellectual buttons. Eminently skippable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elf | 7/29/2008

    " This book read like the ocean; when the tide was in, the material rocked, but it always slipped back out of fascination.

    Two things make it worth reading however: the other books it references, and the fact that the author biked 2600 miles coast to coast in 8 days. Good God!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mark | 10/26/2007

    " Good ideas but needed substantial editing

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