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Review: Religion for Atheists

April 25th, 2012 | by Harmonist staff

Alain de Botton\'s attempt to encourage secular society to steal religion\'s most fruitful ideas is admirable but ultimately hollow

Review: A Universe from Nothing

March 25th, 2012 | by Harmonist staff

In this new book, Krauss argues that the laws of quantum mechanics have in them the makings of a thoroughly scientific and adamantly secular explanation of why there is something rather than nothing. Period. Case closed. End of story. I kid you not

Review: Mathematics in India

October 8th, 2011 | by Harmonist staff

Plofker\'s book fills a huge gap: a detailed, eminently readable, scholarly survey of the full scope of Indian mathematics and astronomy (the two were inseparable in India) from their Vedic beginnings to roughly 1800.

Review: Krishna’s Other Song

May 8th, 2011 | by Harmonist staff

Steven J. Rosen (Satyaraja Dasa) is one of the most prolific of our modern Gaudiya Vaishnava authors, with innumerable books and articles to his credit. In Krishna’s Other Song, he attempts something new: scriptural commentary

Review: American Veda

May 1st, 2011 | by Harmonist staff

For Goldberg, it all adds up to the slow “Vedicization” of American spirituality. By this he means that Americans have become more comfortable with a view of the world ultimately found in the ancient literature of India—the Vedas, the Upanisads, and the Bhagavad-gita

Review: The Hidden Reality

April 2nd, 2011 | by Harmonist staff

\"And what a delicious irony it is that science, that model of sober investigation, is inexorably returning us to vistas so peculiarly like the deranged imaginings of our \'superstitious\' past.\"

Review: Holy Ignorance

December 26th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

It is true that conservative religion is growing. But any talk of a religious revival is “an optical illusion.”

Review: The Power

November 17th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

Byrne describes a methodology: First, imagine yourself having it. Second, feel yourself with it. Third, receive it. If you don’t receive it, that must be because you messed up steps one and two

Review: Being Wrong

November 11th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

\"The brilliance of the phrase \'I told you so\' derives from its admirably compact way of making the point that not only was I right, I was also right about being right. In the instant of uttering it, I become right squared, maybe even right factorial...\"

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