The Language God Talks

The Language God Talks

On Science and Religion

Downloadable Audiobook - 2010
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"More years ago than I care to reckon up, I met Richard Feynman." So begins THE LANGUAGE GOD TALKS, Herman Wouk's gem on navigating the divide between science and religion. In one rich, compact volume, Wouk draws on stories from his life as well as on key events from the 20th century to address the eternal questions of why we are here, what purpose faith serves, and how scientific fact fits into the picture. He relates wonderful conversations he's had with scientists such as Feynman, Murray Gell-Mann, Freeman Dyson, and Steven Weinberg, and brings to life such pivotal moments as the 1969 moon landing and the Challenger disaster. Brilliantly written, THE LANGUAGE GOD TALKS is a scintillating and lively investigation and a worthy addition to the literature.
Published: [United States] : Hachette Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2010.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781607881827
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (300 min.)) :,digital.
Additional Contributors: Walter, Bob


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Dec 26, 2016

I wasn't familiar with Wouk's work (Winds of War, War & Remembrance), but I was sold on the title and the notes on the back of the CD, it sounded so good. But, I am not sure what this book is about, certainly not what you'd think from the title. It is collection of snippets of conversations with Nobel Prize winners, musings on what it means to be a Jew, and background about - as well as whole passages from - Winds of War and War & Remembrance.
If you are a Wouk fan, you might find this interesting, but for me it was like listening to a senile grandpa (he was 95 when this was published). Far too rambling and incoherent for my liking.


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