A system can describe what we see (the solar system), operate a computer (Windows 10), or be made on a page (the 14 engineered lines of a sonnet). In this book, Clifford Siskin shows that system is best understood as a genre - a form that works physically in the world to mediate our efforts to understand it. Indeed, many Enlightenment authors published works they called ´´system´´ to compete with the essay and the treatise. Drawing on the history of system from Galileo´s ´´message from the stars´´ and Newton´s ´´system of the world´´ to today´s ´´computational universe´´, Siskin illuminates the role that the genre of system has played in the shaping and reshaping of modern knowledge. Previous engagements with systems have involved making them, using them, or imagining better ones. Siskin offers an innovative perspective by investigating system itself. He considers the past and present, moving from the ´´system of the world´´ to ´´a world full of systems´´. He traces the turn to system in the 17th and 18th centuries, and describes this primary form of Enlightenment as a mediator of political, cultural, and social modernity - pointing to the moment when people began to ´´blame the system´´ for working both too well (´´you can´t beat the system´´) and not well enough (it always seems to ´´break down´´). Throughout, his touchstones are: what system is and how it has changed; how it has mediated knowledge; and how it has worked in the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Andres Pabon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/002085/bk_gdan_002085_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There are many mysteries in the world, from Bigfoot to Aliens, but some run deeper than we can imagine and are older than time itself. This comprehensive program contains decades of intense research from some of the world’s leading authors on ancient mysteries. International best-selling author, Robert Bauval reveals his amazing research into the hidden legacy of ancient Egypt. Almost everything we once believed about the origins of our civilization is challenged with a startling revelation. Philip Gardiner is a leading authority on serpent worship and has explored mysteries around the globe. Gardiner exposes the biggest religious cover-up in history, as he expounds upon the underlying reasons for Serpent Worship, past and present. He provides remarkable evidence for an ancient and worldwide annihilation of its practices, and discovers the real history of our religious past. Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem is reputed to be the depository of the most esoteric knowledge in human history. For generations, scholars and researchers have tried to discover the secrets of its origin and the mysteries purportedly concealed within. Explore the fascinating secrets brought back by the infamous Knight’s Templar and the truth at the heart of ancient Freemasonry. Conspiracies of the Ancient World is a comprehensive presentation on ancient knowledge purposely concealed from the world by sinister forces with a hidden agenda. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Bauval, Philip Gardiner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/real/000240/bk_real_000240_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tibetan Buddhism and Modern Physics: Toward a Union of Love and Knowledge addresses the complex issues of dialogue and collaboration between Buddhism and science, revealing connections and differences between the two. While assuming no technical background in Buddhism or physics, this book strongly responds to the Dalai Lama´s ´´heartfelt plea´´ for genuine collaboration between science and Buddhism. The Dalai Lama has written a foreword to the book and the Office of His Holiness will translate it into both Chinese and Tibetan. In a clear and engaging way, this book shows how the principle of emptiness, the philosophic heart of Tibetan Buddhism, connects intimately to quantum nonlocality and other foundational features of quantum mechanics. Detailed connections between emptiness, modern relativity, and the nature of time are also explored. For Tibetan Buddhists, the profound interconnectedness implied by emptiness demands the practice of universal compassion. Because of the powerful connections between emptiness and modern physics, the book argues that the interconnected worldview of modern physics also encourages universal compassion. Along with these harmonies, the book explores a significant conflict between quantum mechanics and Tibetan Buddhism concerning the role of causality. The book concludes with a response to the question: ´´How does this expedition through the heart of modern physics and Tibetan Buddhism - from quantum mechanics, relativity, and cosmology, to emptiness, compassion, and disintegratedness - apply to today´s painfully polarized world?´´ Despite differences and questions raised, the book´s central message is that there is a solid basis for uniting these worldviews. From this basis, the message of universal compassion can accompany the spread of the scientific worldview, stimulating compassionate action in the light of deep understanding - a true union of love and knowledge. Tibetan Buddhism and Modern Ph 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ralph Morocco. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001814/bk_acx0_001814_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you struggling to acknowledge who you really are and what motivates you as a person? Are you unaware of the positive traits you can take advantage of in life that can make the difference you were missing? If so keep reading....The Enneagram is an ancient personality-type system with an accuracy in describing how human beings are wired, both positively and negatively.The Enneagram dives into nine personality types that have been existent since forever but were founded in the 1960s. If you´ve ever wondered why it is that you behave the way you do on a day-to-day basis, this book describes why! It is an eye-opening experience for all to learn our why and enables us to understand why we react completely differently to certain situations and why certain things drive one of us crazy and the other couldn´t care less. Discover who you are, what motivates you, and how to be self-aware and work to nurture the grace-filled aspects of your number while understanding why we so easily fall prey to that sinful side.Here is what you’ll learn about....The nine personality types that you are unaware ofThe 27 subtypes that dive deeper into who you really areSecrets towards finding who you truly areHow you can take advantage of your personality type and grow exponentiallyBuild stronger relationships with friends, family, and your partner Understand others on a deeper level to create a more peaceful connectionFind your and others´ strengths to work as a teamYour positive attributes motivating you towards changeWhat type you are most compatible with and whyMuch, much more!Download this audiobook today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Edwards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/134303/bk_acx0_134303_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This reissue of Thomas Sowell’s classic study of decision making, which includes a preface by the author, updates his seminal work in the context of The Vision of the Anointed. Sowell, one of America’s most celebrated public intellectuals, describes in concrete detail how knowledge is shared and disseminated throughout modern society. He warns that society suffers from an ever-widening gap between firsthand knowledge and decision making—a gap that threatens not only our economic and political efficiency but our very freedom. This is because actual knowledge is being replaced by assumptions based on an abstract and elitist social vision of what ought to be. Knowledge and Decisions, a winner of the 1980 Law and Economics Center Prize, was heralded as a landmark work and selected for this prize ´´because of its cogent contribution to our understanding of the differences between the market process and the process of government.” In announcing the award, the center acclaimed that the ´´contribution to our understanding of the process of regulation alone would make the book important, but in reemphasizing the diversity and efficiency that the market makes possible, [this] work goes deeper and becomes even more significant.” Thomas Sowell is currently a scholar in residence at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He has been published in both academic journals and such popular media as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Fortune and writes a syndicated column for newspapers across the country. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robertson Dean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005324/bk_blak_005324_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Maybe it was a viral pandemic or an asteroid strike or perhaps nuclear war. Whatever the cause, the world as we know it has ended, and you and the other survivors must start again. What key knowledge would you need to start rebuilding civilisation from scratch? Once you’ve scavenged what you can, how do you begin producing the essentials? How do you grow food, generate power, prepare medicines, or get metal out of rocks? Could you avert another Dark Ages or take shortcuts to accelerate redevelopment? Living in the modern world, we have become disconnected from the basic processes that support our lives, as well as the beautiful fundamentals of science that enable you to relearn things for yourself. The Knowledge is a journey of discovery, a book which explains everything you need to know about everything. This is a quickstart guide for rebooting civilisation which will transform your understanding of the world - and help you prepare for when it’s no longer here...http://the-knowledge.org/ 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002063/bk_rhuk_002063_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
These delightful stories capture the very essence of India. These stories are set in both the rustic setting of laid back villages, where time has almost stopped to the modern settings of cities, where everyone is in a hurry to reach somewhere, yesterday. Simple stories, simple ideas, simple thoughts reminds one of the simple life that once existed and is now more and more getting lost as we are drawn inexorably into the speedy web of things. Some of the stories are inspired by folk tales of India and others by simple observations that the author has seen and felt. Nonetheless, they are meant just for the pure joy of listening. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Hawkes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073908/bk_acx0_073908_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What is the nature of God? How can we recapture a real sense of God´s majesty and truly live in the Spirit? This beloved book, a modern classic of Christian testimony and devotion, addresses these and other vital questions, showing us how we can rejuvenate our prayer life, meditate more reverently, understand God more deeply, and experience God´s presence in our daily lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Brick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/000215/bk_hove_000215_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, on assignment for National Geographic, reporter Scott Wallace joined an expedition led by Brazilian explorer Sidney Posseulo - a man whos life´s mission is to protect the Amazon´s indigenous people. They traveled deep into the Amazon, risking death, in search of one of the last uncontacted tribes, the Arrow People. Next, in the 1980s anthropologist Jeremy Narby went to the Peruvian Amazon to investigate the plight of indigenous people. Narby´s experience with the Ashaninca Indians transformed his life, especially once he tried their powerful hallucinogen ayahuasca. He says the experience forced him to question the reductionist, materialist paradigm of Western knowledge. Then, Ann Patchett´s State of Wonder is the story of a young scientist working for a pharmaceutical company who´s sent to Brazil to track down another scientist who may have discovered a miraculous fertility drug. It´s a fable about medical ethics and self-discovery. Patchett also describes her own experience visiting the Amazon.Finally, Alfred Wallace was the co-discover, with Charles Darwin, of the theory of natural selection. Wallace was also a great 19th century naturalist who spent years collecting speciments in the Amazon River Basin and later in the Malay Archipelago. Unlike the aristocratic Darwin, Wallace always had to work for a living. Historian of science James Moore says Wallace remains a mysterious figure, unlike the more famous Darwin. [Broadcast Date: February 1, 2013] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/130201/rt_tbon_130201_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.