War Of The Worldviews

Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow have co-authored a  book entitled War of the Worldviews: Science Vs. Spirituality.  Below is a typical review comment from a skeptic:

 “There is nothing more important than the worldview you hold. It determines nearly everything you think, do, and say. Like the fish who notices not the water in which he swims, we live in our worldviews without even noticing them. Yet most conflicts in life can be traced to worldview differences, and none more so than the worldviews of science and religion. War of the Worldviews is the best single volume I've ever read on this vital subject. Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow well capture the essence of the debate and do so in such an engaging style that you can't stop reading. I know both authors well, and even though I side with one worldview over the other, I found myself compelled to read Deepak deeper to understand his worldview. Those on Deepak's side will feel the same compulsion to read Leonard's contributions. Either way, this book is a game changer in the science-and-religion wars.”—Michael Shermer, publisher of Skeptic magazine, monthly columnist Scientific American, adjunct professor Claremont Graduate University and Chapman University, and author of Why Darwin Matters and The Believing Brain
The vast majority of the reviews published on Amazon.com were very positive, even from skeptics.  However, this blogger agrees with the following statement included in a lengthy and TRULY skeptic review of the book:
---"spirituality, until it's able to come up with an hypothesis that is falsifiable, is in essence pseudoscience. Deepak is very adept at making his claims sound science friendly but when you dig a little deeper you are dealing with pseudoscience."  J. Gomez "Book Shark"  

2 comments:

  1. I agree with you and J. Gomez--it is pseudoscience until they come up with a hypothesis that is falsifiable. Otherwise, it is no different than any other religion or idea that makes a claim without evidence.

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  2. Agree, A. Either you look through skeptical eyes at EVERYTHING or you are a "cafeteria" skeptic. We have chosen the former, whereas most people choose the latter.

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