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Review: The One Straw Revolution

January 27th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

Masanobu Fukuoka was a Japanese scientist who abandoned his life and perfected his own method of farming. Now, after thirty years, the New York Review of Books Classics has republished his classic work

Review: Buddhist Warfare

January 13th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

A new book challenges the common notion that Buddhism is an entirely peaceful religion

Review: Eating Animals

December 29th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Novelist Jonathan Safran Foer departs from his usual genre to explore the merit (or lack thereof) of an omnivorous diet

Review: The Elusive God: Reorienting Religious Epistemology

December 24th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

It was brave of Moser to write The Elusive God, for he recognizes that it is a radical book, offering what many philosophers will take to be unconvincing evidential reasons for belief in God and unconvincing practical reasons for having a relationship with God

Review: Cows and the Earth

December 4th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Prime\'s book is a good resource for those interested to learn more about the reality of dairy-farming, and it is a valuable addition to the ongoing discussion about the significance of one\'s diet with regard to protecting the earth

Review: The Spiritual Brain

November 15th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

There are serious thinkers, and among them scientists too, who are not persuaded by the notion that all spirituality is a result of firing neurons. They are convinced that there is more to the mind than macromolecules, more to mysticism than muddled thinking

Review: Spent: Sex, Evolution, and Consumer Behavior

October 29th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

\"Spent\" proposes, in a modern context, that which Vedanta has long recognized: much of our lives are lived in calculation of how to achieve our sensual goals, be they physical, mental, or intellectual

Review: Seeking God in Science

September 19th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

One of the most common stereotypes of intelligent design (ID) is that it is an evangelical Christian movement intent upon forcing religion into the classroom. Does the release of Seeking God in Science: An Atheist Defends Intelligent Design, officially put this claim to rest

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