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BOOK OF THE MONTH
MY LIFE IN FULL
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Natural
Alan Levinovitz

Classification : Religion & Philosophy
Pub Date : Apr 01, 2021
Imprint : Profile Books
Page Extent : 272
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781788161992
Price : 499

About the book

A TIMES AND SUNDAY TIMES SCIENCE BOOK OF THE YEAR

Without our realising it, a single, slippery concept has become a secular deity throughout the modern industrial world. We make terrible sacrifices in its name: of our money, our health, and our planet. That deity is nature itself.

From supermarket shoppers to evolutionary biologists, from atheists to pastors, from Alex Jones to Gwyneth Paltrow, we are all prone to the intuitive faith that life should be lived 'naturally'.

But nature can't teach us how to live. If we try to stick to its imagined commands, eschewing human artifice in pursuit of Edenic purity, we jeopardise the environment, our health, and our society. (We also waste a lot of money on pots of weird slime). It is time to accept our profound responsibility to shape the world of which our technology and our selves are wholly a part.


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Alan Levinovitz
Alan Levinovitz is an assistant professor at James Madison University, Virginia. His writing has appeared in the Atlantic, Slate, Salon, Wired, The Believer, and ...(+)