This book explores the philosophical work of Patricia Churchland and her groundbreaking studies in neurophilosophy, a field she helped to create. Includes a critical analysis of her latest work on near-death experiences and some of her controversial findings. Also included is a special interview conducted by Professor Meredith Doran dating back to 1990 which details Churchland´s work on consciousness and the brain. Discusses whether NDEs are part and parcel of the brain or something trans-neurological. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Rausch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053459/bk_acx0_053459_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this course, Professor Lawrence H. Schiffman presents the real Dead Sea Scrolls. In doing so, this widely published authority on Judaic studies imparts a clear understanding of what the Scrolls are, and even more importantly, what they are not. The discovery of the Scrolls is itself a thing of legend. As the story goes, a Bedouin boy discovered the Scrolls in a cave in 1947 while looking for a missing goat. But as Professor Schiffman explains, even this simple story is more complicated than it first appears. Indeed, everything about the Scrolls, from their long, torturous road to full publication to the contentious haggling over dating, meaning, and translation of the Scrolls, has been shrouded in controversy - so much so that even otherwise respected academics have succumbed to the ´´curse of the Scrolls´´ by committing serious errors in their Dead Sea Scrolls scholarship. The Dead Sea Scrolls have been the subject of numerous sensationalistic articles in tabloid publications. All manner of people with outrageous theories, including apocalyptic groups and those who believe that the Scrolls contain some hidden message that will lead to man´s salvation, have used the Scrolls to further their agenda. In these lectures, Professor Schiffman engages listeners with a fascinating explanation of the content of the Scrolls, the times in which the Scrolls were kept, and the Jewish sectarians who lived in the Dead Sea community. First and foremost, Professor Schiffman clarifies one of the biggest and most widespread misunderstandings about the Scrolls, which is simply this: The Scrolls were not Christian texts nor do they contain any references to Jesus or John the Baptist. The Scrolls, in fact, pre-dated Christianity by many years. By dispersing this myth of the Scrolls as Christian texts, the invaluable insights the Scrolls provide can finally be appreciated. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Professor Lawrence H. Schiffman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/reco/002069/sp_reco_002069_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Charles Darwin´s masterpiece, ´´On the Origin of Species´´, shook society to its core on publication in 1859. Darwin was only too aware of the storm his theory of evolution would provoke but he would surely have raised an incredulous eyebrow at the controversy still raging a century and a half later. Evolution is accepted as scientific fact by all reputable scientists and indeed theologians, yet millions of people continue to question its veracity. In ´´The Greatest Show on Earth´´ Richard Dawkins takes on creationists, including followers of ´Intelligent Design´ and all those who question the fact of evolution through natural selection. Like a detective arriving on the scene of a crime, he sifts through fascinating layers of scientific facts and disciplines to build a cast-iron case: from the living examples of natural selection in birds and insects; the ´time clocks´ of trees and radioactive dating that calibrate a timescale for evolution; the fossil record and the traces of our earliest ancestors; to confirmation from molecular biology and genetics. All of this, and much more, bears witness to the truth of evolution. ´´The Greatest Show on Earth´´ comes at a critical time: systematic opposition to the fact of evolution is now flourishing as never before, especially in America. In Britain and elsewhere in the world, teachers witness insidious attempts to undermine the status of science in their classrooms. Richard Dawkins provides unequivocal evidence that boldly and comprehensively rebuts such nonsense. At the same time he shares with us his palpable love of the natural world and the essential role that science plays in its interpretation. Written with elegance, wit and passion, it is hard-hitting, absorbing and totally convincing.
Psychology and Neuro-Linguistic programming (NLP) are two of the most powerful forces available to mankind. For too long, these disciplines have been kept secret from the masses. Some of the most devastating insights into the human mind have been hidden away in the pages of psychology journals - dark secrets which offer the promise of power and influence, over ourselves and over others. It has been made almost impossible for outsiders to access the power of personal influence - until now. In his book entitled Dark NLP, author Michael Pace combines insights from psychology´s darkest studies and NLP´s most effective techniques. You will be shown exactly what NLP is, before being offered insight into the immense levels of controversy it has generated over the years. NLP techniques will then be combined with those drawn from the most controversial areas of psychology to show you how to take control of yourself, and your own life, before you are able to extend your influence over others. In this revealing book, you will also learn how to use advanced verbal and physical techniques to create a deep sense of connection, comfort, and rapport with almost anyone instantly. Proven methods to uncovering your deepest desires, and staying on the path of their pursuit, will be broken down for you in an easy-to-understand way. Some of the most powerful masters of Dark NLP ever to walk the Earth will be provided to you as inspirational role models to learn from. You will also be shown how Dark NLP gives you a nuclear level advantage in the world of dating and romance. This is your best chance to take control of your life once and for all. Act now - before someone else does. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Howe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047569/bk_acx0_047569_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You have a fulfilling job, a great group of friends, the perfect apartment, and no shortage of dates. So what if you haven’t found The One just yet? Surely he’ll come along, right? But what if he doesn’t? Or even worse, what if he already has, but you just didn’t realize it? Suddenly finding herself 40 and single, Lori Gottlieb said the unthinkable in her March 2008 article in The Atlantic: Maybe she, and single women everywhere, needed to stop chasing the elusive Prince Charming and instead go for Mr. Good Enough. Looking at her friends’ happy marriages to good enough guys who happen to be excellent husbands and fathers, Gottlieb declared it time to reevaluate what we really need in a partner. Her ideas created a firestorm of controversy from outlets like the Today show to The Washington Post, which wrote, ´´Given the perennial shortage of perfect men, Gottlieb’s probably got a point,” to Newsweek and NPR, which declared, ´´Lori Gottlieb didn’t want to take her mother’s advice to be less picky, but now that she’s turned 40, she wonders if her mother is right.” Women all over the world were talking. But while many people agreed that they should have more realistic expectations, what did that actually mean out in the real world, where Gottlieb and women like her were inexorably drawn to their ´´type”? That’s where Marry Him comes in. By looking at everything from culture to biology, Gottlieb frankly explores the dilemma that so many women today seem to face—how to reconcile the strong desire for a husband and family with a list of must-haves so long and complicated that many great guys get rejected out of the gate. Here Gottlieb shares her own journey in the quest for romantic fulfillment, and in the process gets wise guidance and surprising insights from marital researchers, matchmakers, dating coaches, behavioral economists, neuropsychologists, sociologists, couples therapists, divorce lawyers... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mia Barron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002108/bk_harp_002108_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.