Power in the Blood: Biology as Key to Joining Philosophy, Faith and Science

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iUniverse, Jun 16, 2010 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 348 pages
In Power in the Blood, Richard Porter shares a fresh perspective in conjunction with little-known and fascinating details, as he examines the connections that join science and spirituality. Porter integrates the latest findings in science with the ancient and traditional knowledge of faith and spirituality by exploring complicated biological realities drawn from extensive research. As he delves into the topics of biology, evolution, and the metaphysical aspect of nature, he offers ideas for the pursuit of inquisitive journeys into self-awareness, human consciousness, and the truth. Porter leaves no stone unturned as he carefully scrutinizes and provides personal insight into bio-existentialism, the cosmos, mind fields and X-factors, the magnum mysterium, post-Darwinian evolution, and axiomatic authenticity. Written for a broad audience with adventurous and open minds, Power in the Blood presents a unique exploration of biological evolution and provides fresh insight into what it means to be human.
 

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Contents

35 Igniting the Fire
143
36 Rational Pursuit
149
37 Threads of the Tapestry
152
38 PostDarwinian Evolution
155
39 Bridge to Erewhon
161
40 Adaptive Thinking
165
41 Life and Life Only
170
42 The Nature of Things
176

Conjured or Conjuring?
31
10 Matters of Interpretation
35
11 Wise Blood
38
12 Information and Enigma
45
13 Channeling the Flow
48
14 A Thing in Itself
51
15 Mind Fields and XFactors
53
Psychology and Philosophy
56
17 Simplification
60
18 Microbes to Mozart
64
19 Vital Information
69
20 Getting the Gestalt
72
The Ubiquitous Other
77
22 The Size of BioComplexity
86
23 Gazing Inward
90
24 Immanent Causality
93
25 Upon What Stage
100
The Magnum Mysterium
105
27 What Little We Know
110
28 Across the Universe
115
29 Now and Then
118
30 Performance Artistry
122
31 Degrees of Freedom
125
32 Seeking the Source
129
33 Essence and Entropy
136
34 Vital Order
139
43 Wizard behind the Genes
180
44 True Magic
184
45 Between the Worlds
188
46 The Snails Tale
196
47 The Timeless Paradigm
202
48 Power in the Blood
208
49 Unknown Unknowns and Valuable Values
215
50 Filling the Void
222
51 Infinite Reckoning
228
52 The Dual Imperative
233
53 Lines in the Sand
236
54 The Secret Ingredient
240
55 Axiomatic Authenticity
245
56 Dreaming the Dream
250
57 A Crisis of Meaning
261
58 The Singing Enigma
266
59 Pocketful of Miracles
271
60 Matters of Mind
275
Apprehending Reality
279
62 A Certain Slant of Knowledge
282
63 Nature and Grace
286
64 The Meeting Ground
291
65 Reasons for Being
297
66 Coda
301
67 Conclusion
303
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[CCP-RECOMMENDED FORMAT]: Robert Porter was raised in New York. He has worked as a (list profession) and was educated at (list schools). He currently lives with his wife, (name), with whom he shares (number) children. This is his first book. [ORIGINAL TEXT]: The author is a private person who, rather than volunteering personal information simply claims to be qualitfied to write this difficult work through a diverse life experience that has both encouraged original thinking and led to discovery of unusual sources for relevant factual material. He is also qualified by lacking professional or academic credentials that might otherwise have constrained his developing any views as venturesome as what "Power in the Blood" wishes to present to readers with adventurous and open minds.

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