In this hugely entertaining sequel to the New York Times bestselling memoir An Appetite for Wonder, Richard Dawkins delves deeply into his intellectual life spent kick-starting new conversations about science, culture, and religion and writing yet another of the most audacious and widely read books of the twentieth century—The God Delusion.
Carl Sagan was a brilliant advocate for Science and this was an outstanding example of his enthusiasm and belief in the idea that "Science has the answers" and in the philosophy of the sceptic. In the words of a reviewer: I want more scientists and science-advocates who speak like that: with such awe and reverence for the world that they live in. There used to be a time when science fiction was filled with the idea that tomorrow would be better, but that's become far less trendy of late.
With Lights in the Dark, Hector Zazou set out to create accessible versions of the ominous, sacred music of Ireland. Utilizing a talented cast of vocalists, Breda Mayock, Katie McMahon, and Lasairfhiona Ni Chonaola, Zazou keeps the music relatively quiet. Shimmering bells, plaintive flutes, and Mark Isham's mournful trumpet serve mostly as background noises to the passionate, female vocals. There are moments of great power, such as "Song of the Passion" and "In the Name of the Father May We Gain Victory," and other songs where there's just a few too many hallelujahs for most modern listeners. The title of the album is telling.