The Meaning(s) of Life: A Human’s Guide to the Biology of Souls (M.)

“We are always seeking it, never finding it.”
― M., The Meaning(s) of Life: A Human’s Guide to the Biology of Souls

The Meaning(s) of Life: A Human's Guide to the Biology of Souls book cover

The Meaning(s) of Life: A Human’s Guide to the Biology of Souls book cover

Yep, M. It’s the author name. He gave me the book, without description about who he is, yet the address where he sent it from.

*****

Whatever, this book was really what I was expecting. A good chunk of  well written popular science book.

The quest to understand the meaning of life has haunted humanity since the “first” human walked in Africa million years ago. The Meaning(s) of Life is a book which tries to answer the old age questions regarding what is the meaning(s) of life based on biological perspectives.

Who we are if 75% of our cells are bacteria and 3 million bacterial genes inhabiting us? Moreover, these bacteria have been implicated in the development of neurological and behavioral disorders. They can manipulate our brain, our decision, our consciousness. And you think you still can claim that you can control yourself? At the end, we are just bacteria with brain.

There are still many interesting (yet strange) biological facts that implies to our philosophical views on life. This book is a collection of essays based on those topics, there are some excellent points made to support the authors point of views and beliefs. However, some topics (such as evolution) need more elaboration. Overall, this book is almost like Carl Sagan’s Cosmos, enjoyable to read and great way to start to thinking about our existence and its meaning(s).

This is an entertaining, thoughtful, informative, and provocative book at the same time.

“When you gaze out on a quiet, peaceful meadow, next to a still pond, under a motionless blue sky, you wonder how the noisy, busy cacophony of life could have arisen from such silent, motionless beginning.”
― M., The Meaning(s) of Life: A Human’s Guide to the Biology of Souls

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