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In a manner unmistakably his own, Murchie delves into the interconnectedness of all life on the planet and of such fields as biology, geology, sociology, mathematics, and physics. He offers us what the poet May Sarton has called “a good book to take to a desert island as sole companion, so rich is it in knowledge and insight.

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Music of the spheres. DNA and the Origins of Knowledge. Thoughts of a Citizen-Scientist. Mariner Books; 1 edition June 16, Language: I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Read reviews that mention seven mysteries guy murchie desert island mysteries of life music of the spheres science and philosophy years ago read this book years to write ever read greatest books work of art ever written exploration of science murchie writes book you may book music page book enough about this book write this book.

Showing of 66 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. The amount of scientific knowledge and wisdom distilled into this book is truly mindblowing. Not to mention it is done with such poetic eloquence. A book filled with wonder. If you yearn to feel that feeling of wonder inside of you like you did as a child, read this book.

If you yearn for a feeling of connection to the world around you, read this book. They say it took Guy Murchie 15 years to write this book. After reading it and seeing the amount of knowledge synthesized and condensed into this book, I am astounded that he was able to get it done in only 15 years. A book that should be read and re-read by every human.

In my top 5 of best books of all time. This was an extremely abitious work started in the 60’s demanding 17 years to complete. Illustrated by the author, the book is very digestible considering the breadth and depth of the subjects. It is a beautiful exploration of science, philosophy and spirituality. I am struck how much of the material seems as fresh today as when it was published in – that’s how forward-thinking it is.


This non-fiction piece is of course meant to be read chronologically but I still use it as a reference and ofter site passages and quotes from the book. It has become a sort of “spiritual workbook” for me that aligns with other great “New Thought” works like “The Science of Mind. I can’t remember how I first heard of this book–probably from reading book reviews on Amazon.

I must have been impressed with the reviews because I bought one but when I received my first copy I was disappointed to find that the copyright was dated and every third or fourth page was illustrated with detailed, hand-drawn sketches that reminded me of my high school Biology class where I made similar drawings of cells and plants. My first reaction was that the book was a little less than cutting-edge.

Nevertheless it was a new book and I started to read it. After several nights of reading the book in bed, I distinctly remember that one night I stopped reading, opened my eyes wider, looked at the cover of the book, and I said out loud, very slowly and deliberately, “This is a good book.

I could pick any page of this book at random and really enjoy reading each page. Every page, even every sentence was a work of art, thought provoking, and delicious. I reconsidered my opinion of the hand-made illustrations and instead of seeing them as low-tech productions I saw them as the careful drawings of a masterful philosopher, scientist, poet, or artist–I wasn’t sure which.

Guy Murchie began his book’s preface with these words: But I have to go ahead in the faith that any such seemingly impossible, if not harebrained, project on such a universal theme could hardly help being worthwhile–largely because of its rarity. Murchie’s book is more densely packed with great ideas than anything I had ever read before.

Unlike many popular science books that spend pages restating the same three ideas, or unlike other science books that are impenetrable because of a masochistic writing style that heaps abuse upon any would-be reader, Murchie’s book is a sheer delight to read and constantly surprises the reader with insights about life, the universe, and what it all means–insights that are expressed so freshly that they seem new.

Murchie took seventeen years to write this magnum opus and “averaged less than one finished sentence a day during all this time,” he said in his preface. He called his writing, “painstaking” which must be true because I can’t imagine any poet laboring more over word choices than Murchie obviously did. His writing flows, is enchanting and reveals a universe that is more beautiful, rational, and caring than anything I had ever heard from science before–although later I would discover similar joy from guys like Carl Sagan and Richard Feynman.

Unlike a magician who astounds by what he does not reveal, Guy Murchie astounds by what he does reveal that we have not been seeing but which has always been in plain sight. Murchie is, then, in this sense, a revelator. Toward the end of his book, on pageMurchie wrote some kind words about the prophet Baha’u’llah. I immediately started to worry that the author of this great book that I had been falling in love with would suddenly reveal himself to be an unbalanced follower of yet another cult leader.

I researched the Baha’i Faith religion that Baha’u’llah founded and encountered what seemed to be a peace-loving-enough community. After reading a list of their core beliefs and after reading Murchie’s bookI honestly felt that I had never read a one-page list of beliefs written by someone else that I could agree with more than this one.

Nevertheless, I knew that what looks good on paper may not necessarily be so beautiful when practiced as an institutional religion. So I haven’t attempted to learn much more about the Baha’is except to find out they conduct meetings in San Diego that I would like to attend once just to get an idea about how successful they have been at putting their wonderful ideas into the messy realm of organized religion.


I wish them well. I searched for “Guy Murchie” on the internet and learned that he was a tall man and just as gracious and charming, by others’ accounts, as I had imagined him to be. Although I would love to read a little biography gut him, it is not really necessary for his writing sufficiently reveals the man Murchie to be one of my all-time favorite human beings whose hand I would be honored to shake while expressing a little gratitude for creating a work so beautiful that I can only describe it as art, an odd choice of words for the book that I would most like to take to a desert island.

I have not finished reading this book but I love it because of its simplicity.

All I can say is, no matter what I say, it is only when you yourself read it and depending on your own interpretation murrchie understanding will you be able to say anything about it. This is one of those books you cannot tell directly what it is all about but can be discussed with anyone who had read it. Reading it, gives you your own opinion and understanding and may be different from the understanding of the other person completely.

This is why it is interesting and one does not have to rush reading it. The author looked at the world and thought very, very deeply. Not only does he come up with fresh unifying ideas, he does it with such gentle good humor. Our family had a copy for years that we would dip into from time to time – and it was lost. My son wanted another copy, and I found used one on Amazon – it was as advertised – ugy much better shape than the one we lost.

God bless you, Mr. Murchie, and thank you, Amazon. Though somewhat dated, and a bit hyperbolic here and there, Murchie makes the basic concepts of biology very accessible, even to those like me who’ve had little interest in it before.

He’s kind of hit-and-miss when he waxes philosophical, but never seems to get carried away badly. See all 66 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. An Exploration of Science and Philosophy. Set up a giveaway. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

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