Involution: An Odyssey Reconciling Science to God by Philippa Rees

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This book has been called ‘…a brilliant and profoundly erudite epic…a heroic intellectual tour de force…’ (by David Lorimer, the Director of the Scientific and Medical Network) and both ‘brave…and totally insightful’ (by Ervin Laszlo) but the book defies description; it breaks all the rules and is unlike any other. It is so comprehensive in its sweep, original in its writing, and its synthesis, that to isolate any aspect is to misrepresent all the others.

Two characters, Reason and Soul, undertake a light-hearted poetic journey through the chronology of Western scientific thought to expose a bold hypothesis— that science has been guided by the gradual and accelerating recovery of memory. That recovery has been through the inspired maverick genius and it moves backwards through time; from man’s emergence, (at one with the natural world), through the increasingly separate disciplines to the holistic origins; the birth of stars and the…

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3 thoughts on “Involution: An Odyssey Reconciling Science to God by Philippa Rees

    First Night Design said:
    October 28, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    This sounds riveting. Have you read it yourself, Jo?


      jorobinson176 responded:
      October 28, 2014 at 3:01 pm

      Not yet to be honest, but I’m champing at the bit to get to it. I have a pile of books to review before I’ll be able to have the right amount of time to fully understand it I think. That interview is really fascinating too.

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        First Night Design said:
        October 28, 2014 at 3:34 pm

        I have a whole load to review as well and only got round to the first one yesterday i.e. the vampire post!


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