Seek narrator for Science of Chinese Medicine book

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Seek narrator for Science of Chinese Medicine book 
We are seeking a narrator for the audiobook version of a nonfiction popular work by a Chinese physicist, exploring the science behind Traditional Chinese Medicine. This introductory overview provides a scientific basis for the success behind alternative therapies such as acupuncture, qigong, Ayurveda, and other traditional therapies in an illuminating discussion that explains the efficacy of these approaches in treating a number of chronic conditions. Underlining how public perception of acupuncture has shifted over the last few decades from one of skepticism to one of acceptance, he explores the progression of acupuncture research from its unsuccessful beginnings to the ultimate discovery of a scientific basis for therapies centered on the subtle coherence patterns of interacting electromagnetic waves and fields. He explains the dissipative structure of electromagnetic waves that constitutes our electromagnetic body and describes how changes in our mood, lifestyle, and environment affect it. If interested, please provide a ~5 minute reading of the attached script. Rate is somewhat flexible, but we are seeking something in the $175-$200 per finished hour range. The reading style should be serious and poised (as befits its subject) but informal (with appropriate feeling), and not too casual or theatrical. An engaged and empathetic, natural-sounding voice that does not have exaggerated resonance or nasality is preferred. 
2017-04-07 21:08:30 GMT
2017-04-18 14:00:00 (GMT -08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) 
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Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
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65000 WORDS
English - USA and Canada
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Young Adult Male OR Middle Age Male
• Audio files must be delivered via FTP/Dropbox/Google Drive/cloud
• Deliver edited and finished voice tracks
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The voice seeker is willing to hire either union or non-union talents for this project

Script Details

The enduring influence of the concepts of nineteenth-century physics is evident in the numerous materialism-biased misperceptions present in the modern mind-set, including that of the majority of scientists. For example, most people believe that science views the constituents of reality as always being solid and materialized. These include the impressive, and intuitively reasonable, ball-and-stick model of DNA and other molecules as well as the planetary model of the atom. However, as will be explained in the coming pages, these models are already outmoded.
[HEADING: Materialized Psychology and Biology]
A materialized system of thought allows no scope for soul, spirit, and life. These entities cannot be expressed in terms of small spheres of matter. As such, it is ironic that this solid-particle mode of thought dominates the branches of science whose names mean “soul,” “spirit,” and “life.” The word psychology arises from the Greek words psyche and logia. The prefix psycho- means “soul” or “spirit” and the suffix -logy means “knowledge” or “study of.” That is, psychology means “the study of soul or spirit.” However, since physicists in the nineteenth century were unable to view or measure soul or spirit instrumentally, materialism completely denies their existence. Thus, a dilemma confronting psychology can be expressed as: “What is psychology’s reason for existence if there is no soul and spirit in the world?”
The situation for biology is quite similar. The Greek root of the prefix biomeans “life,” so biology means “knowledge of life.” Given this, what is the attitude of biologists toward life? Biology enjoyed rapid development during the twentieth century, progressing from the study of anatomy to cellular-level histology (the study of the anatomy of cells and tissues at the microscopic level) and cytology (the study of cells’ structure, function, and chemistry) and finally to the limit of the reductionist approach, molecular biology. Having achieved all these advances, biologists were quite disappointed to find no miniscule particle in the body that could be labeled “life.”
The typical attitude of modern biology toward life could be represented by the comments of Albert Szent-Györgyi (1893–1986). As a Nobel Prize–winning biochemist, most famous for discovering vitamin C, he can be considered a significant authority on biology’s notion of life. During an international conference in the 1970s he was asked, “What is life?” After a prolonged silence, where many around the room breathlessly anticipated a profound answer, Szent-Györgyi made a tight fist, struck the desk heavily, and said, “This is life.” In fact, in his book Introduction to a Submolecular Biology, he had already unambiguously stated his opinion: “The biologist wants to understand life, but life, as such, does not exist: nobody has ever seen it. What we call ‘life’ is a certain quality, the sum of certain reactions of systems of matter, as the smile is the quality or reaction of the lips.” 
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