Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on kiwireviews.nz : Thursday 6th October 2022 - 20:22:31

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  
I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Books > Non-Fiction > War of the Worldviews review

« Hindsight reviewHindsightI, Robot - To Protect reviewI, Robot - To Protect »

Score: 8.5/10  [1 review]
3 out of 5
ProdID: 3224 - War of the Worldviews
Written by Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow

War of the Worldviews
Sample/s Supplied by:
Click to search for all products supplied by Penguin Random House

Disclosure StatementFULL DISCLOSURE: A number of units of this product have, at some time, been supplied to KIWIreviews by Penguin Random House or their agents for the purposes of unbiased, independent reviews. No fee was accepted by KIWIreviews or the reviewers themselves - these are genuine, unpaid consumer reviews.
October 2011

War of the Worldviews product reviews

Neither science nor spirituality is going to go away. Science has slowly but surely challenged traditional religion; yet even as our scientific understanding has expanded, some of the greatest questions remain unanswered. How did the universe emerge? What is the nature of time? What is the connection between mind and brain? Is God an illusion?

These, and other profound subjects, are debated by Dr Deepak Chopra and Professor Leonard Mlodinow, best-selling authors and cutting-edge thinkers in the fields of spirituality and science respectively. From the nature of time to the mechanics ofr consciousness, Mlodinow and Chopra lock horns and challenge us to consider revolutionary theories about the cosmos and our place in it. Their discussion enters fascinating new territory, where knowledge and mystery meet head on. And the results are startling: science could prove to be the strongest ally spirituality has ever found.

Check out Penguin Random House onlineClick here to see all the listings for Penguin Random House Visit their website They do not have a Twitter account Check them out on Facebook They do not have a YouTube Channel They do not have a Pinterest board They do not have an Instagram channel They do not have a TikTok channel

deepak chopra   god   leonard mlodinow   philosophy   science   space   spirituality   theories   time
Other listings you may be interested in:
1000 Facts on Ancient Egypt1000 Facts on Ancient Egypt
Rating: 9.4
The Firebird's Vengeance - Isavalta Trilogy Book 3The Firebird's Vengeance - Isavalta Trilogy Book 3
Rating: 6.8
The Caves of SteelThe Caves of Steel
Rating: 9.5
Country Driving - Three Journeys Across a Changing ChinaCountry Driving - Three Journeys Across a Changing China
Rating: 10.0
My Story - 1900 - A Brand New CenturyMy Story - 1900 - A Brand New Century
Rating: 9.0
Scrap #1 Tale of a Blond Puppy Scrap #1 Tale of a Blond Puppy 
Rating: 7.7
Wash Your Face in Orange Juice & Other Silly SongsWash Your Face in Orange Juice & Other Silly Songs
Rating: 9.6
The Autistic BrainThe Autistic Brain
Rating: 9.5
The Magic School Bus Presents The Magic School Bus Presents 
Rating: 10.0
Ella Diaries #1: Double Dare YouElla Diaries #1: Double Dare You
Rating: 9.9
Shimmer ArtShimmer Art
Rating: 9.5
Where's Kiwi NOW?Where's Kiwi NOW?
Rating: 9.8
The UnadoptablesThe Unadoptables
Rating: 9.8

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of tucker

Review by: tucker (Karl)
Dated: 30th of January, 2012

Link to this review Report this review


This Review: 8.5/10
Value for Money:
Score 8 out of 10
Interesting Facts:
Score 8 out of 10
Score 10 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 8 out of 10

Having read both authors in the past, when authoring either solo, or in concert with others within their own field of expertise, I found them both to be astounding minds, able to grasp the most subtle nuances of their fields and translate them - either by analogy or metaphor - into language almost anyone could get to grips with. Thus, I was dead keen to get my hands on this book and see their points of view on the same questions, compared side by side. Little did I know that these great minds could stoop so low as to resort to personal put-downs, quibble-level debates, and cheap literary tricks to try and score points off each other in the same manner as I see local kids do at the playground.

This book, though containing some decidely insightful and provocative thoughts and ideas, also contains some of the sadest examples of great men behaving like schoolkids in order to enhance their own ideas, not by extoling the merits and strengths of the ideas, but by highlighting the flaws and weaknesses of the contrary viewpoint. Who was behaving the worst is impossible to point out, since they took turns being the first to answer the questions. Ideally, what I would have preferred from this book would have been for both participants to have been presented with the questions, and their answers presented cleanly without first having the opportunity to see each other's answers, rather than a 'debate on paper' which clearly led to some negative mindspaces being dwelt in for too long.

Overall, though it had great potential, I think the reality of this book was handled quite badly, and the results were little more than an alternating case of "I say this", "And I say you're wrong and my idea makes more sense." As a reader, and someone with more than a passing knowledge of both authors... I say "You're both great men, and should be ashamed to have this published." I have, in some small way, both lost respect for both of these men... yet find myself strangely reassured that if such great minds can act so childish, there is some hope for us all to reach the stars we dream of one day touching. Thank you gentlemen, you certainly did change my worldview... just not in the manner expected.

Random listing from 'Books'...

Score: 8.6
Product reviews for listing 7069: The Seven Kites of Matariki -  Author: Calico McClintock

Product image for The Seven Kites of Matariki
It was deep mid-winter and all through the village preparations were being made to farewell the old year and greet the new. For the first time ever, the seventh little sister, Ururangi, was big enough to make her own celebration kite. But when the seven sisters take the finished kites to fly them, the east wind whip them all away into the sky ... where they now appear as the stars of Matariki to welcome the Maori new year.

Paperback also available in Te Reo Maori

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the Knock Out News Group. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of kiwireviews.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, on the premise that they have been submitted as the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"Next to being shot at and missed, nothing is really quite as satisfying as an income tax refund."
F. J. Raymond

KIWIreviews Help GuideClick here for the Help Guide