Author Tom Roston seeks to uncover what lies beneath the provocative war of ideas between Richard Dawkins and Deepak Chopra in his search to understand his own spirituality and science's hard questions. Dawkins, a best-selling author and evolutionary biologist, has staked his name on the cause of militant atheism. Chopra, a mind-body guru with a global following, has increasingly set his sites on the scientific status quo. Their acrimonious, decade-long battle over God, human consciousness and “quantum healing” has gone unchronicled until now.
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Roston has been writing and editing stories about American culture for more than 20 years. He provided an eye-opening look back at the restaurant Windows on the World, drove across Montana with Viggo Mortensen, and got tattoos (not matching) with Angelina Jolie. Roston started out at The Nation and Vanity Fair, and then worked for ten years at Premiere magazine. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Spin, Elle, The Los Angeles Times, and The Huffington Post, among other publications. In addition to freelance work, he writes a blog about documentaries for PBS’ award-winning POV website. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, where he mostly avoids writing about himself in the third person.
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