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GEOFFREY LOWE

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Totally uplifting!

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Reviewed: 10-06-2018

Wow. Who would’ve thought a book about facts could evoke such a feeling of joy and optimism - possiblism even. I’ll be recommending this one widely - a great compliment to Stephen Pinker’s Better Angels and Michael Shermer’s Moral Arc for anyone who isn’t sure just how lucky we are!

More than the Soul of just Science

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Reviewed: 04-03-2018

Richard Dawkins most definitely embodies the soul of science, but I’d go further and suggest he fully embodies the soul of humanity, of being human. What a wonderful mind - this book reads like a greatest hits of that mind.

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Fabulous read by Rob Reid

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Reviewed: 25-02-2018

This is a thoroughly well written and thought provoking book. I recommend it for anyone with even a vague interest in AI, technology, humanity or life. Can’t wait for the TV show!

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So well written and read...

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Reviewed: 20-12-2016

I don't know what the equivalent of a page turner is in an audio book, but whatever it is, this has it! And if all the audio books I've listened to, this has to be the best performance by a narrator. So many characters and yet Raul managed to make each unique enough so each could be identified by their voice. Loved it!

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Great new take on an old story!

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Reviewed: 07-11-2016

There really are a lot of great insights in this story of us - ways of combining things I already knew to generate ideas I didn't. The only quibble I had was a claim that science has nothing to say about what ought to be - morals or ethics. It's inconceivable to me that the scientific process that has generated so much understanding till now has no way of contributing to our understanding of the Moral Landscape (thanks Sam Harris).

Inspiring

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Reviewed: 21-10-2016

I found myself seeking total clarity and alignment to much more distant and lofty goals while listening to Elon's life according to Ashlee. Before this book, I would have been happy buying any electric car. Now only a Tesla will do because the reason for Tesla is something worth supporting.

So complex but so easy to understand!

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Reviewed: 21-04-2016

A must read for anyone curious about the origins of life as we know it. I wish I hadn't left it so long to read!

What the World needs now!

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Reviewed: 30-03-2016

What a fabulously revealing conversation! Like Sam, I can honestly say I have had my views changed by this book - mostly by Majid's contribution (I was already familiar with Sam's views). The thing I appreciate most about both authors is their respect and unrelenting search for facts or, where facts are less relevant (pluralism in interpreting scripture, for example) for the most plausible and helpful answers or conclusions. They both always play the ball not the player. Never will they obscure an argument by running down an opponent, although neither shy away from sharing facts about their opponents that do the work for them! I love it!!

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