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Sumit D.

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"There was no Adam"

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-04-20

Thought provoking yet too inclined on the atheist side and not being impartial to both schools of thought. At times it felt Mr.Dawkins was too desperate to make believe without giving the necessary pause or questions that make the reader question his own beliefs.

I have a particular anguish that if the theosophical organizations across the world failed to prove existence of God, so did our Mr Darwin by printing that "walk of evolution, monkey to humans" in every science book.


Today in reality we are standing at half truths of both sides. Adam maybe did not exist, but nor did monkeys directly evolved into Homo sapiens, there were other human beings from the Genus Homo living with H.sapiens . What happened to our cousins?


Science said homo sapiens were hunters and scavenger first then they settled and made villages....now out of the blue an archaeological site in Gobakheli Tepe is unearthed and voila! the Temple came first before the villages !!




Scientific thought should be flexible and open minded to any kind of possibilities and not force students to learn things which scientists too only hypothesize in their minds.


It is because of such rigid science school we presently the irony of having Egyptian metal weapons in museums while claiming at the same time that pyramids were built using stone hammers and polished with friction.



Morons and Oxymorons.

Gripping at the start ....

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-09-19

I liked the book as well as the narrator (he is always the best) but as like Malcolm's other books (e.g. The Outlines) he loses the point at the end ....maybe not from his own perspective but the reader may find him getting diverted from the topic at hand too often . But nevertheless it's worth reading/listening to. Good job Mr.Malcolm

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Amalgamation of science and philosophy!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-09-19

Benedict Cumberbatch is good with his baritone to narrate this work but at times he hurries at lines which would have otherwise be just as fine with the normal pace of narration.
As for the work it's not much technical physics but collection of "Time" related works of physicist and philosophers. I would have appreciated more if the summary of the book had been more in the technical physics part explaining our perception and not the philosophy where it abruptly ends up.

but never the less I have liked the book and the narration.

worth a shot!

Thrilling yet not Appalling

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-08-19

Dan Brown in Origin yet again tries the same old style of one night plot of break neck thriller experience yet for some reason the reader in this book will be left to wonder if he is loosing his love for creating a masterpiece work of literature or just trying to encash on the previous reader/fan-base by using another debatable topic to bring on a storm of controversy and sailing his boat to the best seller list. The plot sometimes made me wonder if Dan Brown wanted a place with the likes of Jules Vern or H.G. Wells as writers who were prophets in disguise, only he is pathetically late with the prophecy.
otherwise the best part in his novels are always the great description of the monument and places which are vivid and rich and commendable, certainly very pleasing to the mind of the reader .


as for Audible, I loved the narrator Paul who even did voiceovers and did not feel like an A.I. reading the book's entirety (no pun intended, #spoilers) . would love to hear more audiobook by this narrator.