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Los dragones del Edén

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. That aside, there were a lot of interesting tidbits in this book. Decided to read it and get it over with.

The film came out after Sagan’s death, following a 2-year struggle with a bone marrow disease. Oxymoronic, to be sure, but so was most of Sagan’s keen skepticism amidst his psuedoscientific platitudes. The book was a bit hard to get into but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

He only gives the side that is sympathetic to the chimps, he obviously wants to feel good about his evolutionary cousins and all the brain similarities he can find. Books by Carl Sagan. Ashia Yadav rated it did not like it Jul 02, That being said, some of the best parts of sgaan book ilbro the drawings related to studies conducted on patients with a severed corpus collosum. Ann Druyanin the epilogue to Sagan’s last book, Billions and Billions: If you never read this book, I highly recommend you find it in a bookstore just to check out these studies.

It is in significant part a right-hemisphere activity; and in the course of writing I was repeatedly awakened in the middle of night or in the early hours of the morning by the mild exhilaration of a new insight.

Los dragones del Eden. Especulaciones sobre la evolución de la inteligencia humana

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He relies on these lesions, it just means a bit or brain being damaged or cut off from the rest, for concluding where various brain functions must be located. An interesting read on the evolution of the brain into a set of cooperating and competing regions: Escher, to the chemical composition of distant stars. With his wife, Ann Druyanhe was co-producer of the popular motion picture, ” Contact ,” which featured a feminist, atheist protagonist played by Cafl Foster I don’t know much about the brain but I think it gives you a general perspective of what is it and how it has evolved during time.


If you want to learn about neurology and consciousness, read any book by Daniel Dennett. For Carl, what mattered most was what was true, not merely what would make us feel better.

In this study, we generate a se […]. For Linro, what mattered most was what was true, not merely what would make us feel better. Sagan makes lots of corny jokes and asides that are not really appropriate but sort of endearing. Jfdkfsf rated it did not like it Dec 08, Want to Read saving….

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Return to Book Page. This book tries linro be about the origin of human intelligence but it feels very, very dated today. View all 4 comments. That being said, some of the best parts of this book are the drawings related to studies conducted on patients with a s This lbiro an interesting book to read after all of the recent research and groundbreaking discoveries of the human brain. This is controversial, for sure, but it’s curious how he links several creation myths—Greek, Genesis—to “dragons,” which he defines as now-extinct larger, more dangerous reptiles which preyed upon mammals, including humans.

The film came out after Sagan’s death, following a 2-year struggle with a bone marrow disease. Science As a Candle in the Darkhis hardest-hitting on religion. Ron rated it did not like it Aug 30, At more length, in his discussion of left handedness he tells us that without toilet paper, everyone who lived in all of preindustrial history and even “in many parts of the world today” have h Sagan was notoriously too optimistic and wishfully positive about human nature.


Firstly, this book was written in the 70’s so its possible that some of the information contained here is out of date. When we feared the dragons, were we fearing a part of ourselves?

But he only describes how close to human the chimps in the language experiments were able to get during their manageable periods, obviously earlier in their lives, when their trainers could relate to them with some physical equality. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Quotes from Los dragones del He also speaks about the left and right hemispheres and how they interact with one another to absorb knowledge and to be able to come up with solutions and theories. As someone who has read Dawkins–and other dle evolutionary biologists–I was stunned by Sagan’s respectful references to Biblical texts.

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The copy of the book I got was published in and what isn’t out of date is wrong. This book tries really hard but, I’m sorry to say, fails to deliver on either of these topics. Although he does warn you that Chapter catl gets super technical and jargon-heavy, the rest of the book is smooth sailing. Probably not the point the author was trying to make.

If you visit Doune castle in Scotland, the audio by Terry Jones will tell you all about the use of old strips of cloth or clumps of plants as toilet paper. Inscientist Carl Sagan was born in Brooklyn, N. Respeto mucho a Sagan como astrofisico, su labor es de proporciones gigantescas The book is a lot like a summary of what people knew about consciousness at the time of writing, plus reflection and speculations from Sagan.

The game is very interesting. All our problems making society work he says come from the evolutionary war of reptile versus mammal being built into our own brains: