30 Sep Los dragones del Edén: Especulaciones sobre la evolución de la inteligencia humana, es un libro de Carl Sagan galardonado con el Premio. Los dragones del Edén: Especulaciones sobre la evolución de la inteligencia humana, es un libro escrito por Carl Sagan en El libro fue galardonado con. A history of the human brain from the big bang, fifteen billion years ago, to the day before yesterday It’s a delight.”—The New.

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Write a customer review. Or does the metaphor of the serpent refer to the use of the aggressive and ritualistic reptilian component of our brain in the further evolution of the neocortex?

Volume 1 Jeffrey Wolf Green. With his wife, Ann Druyanhe was co-producer of the popular motion picture, ” Contact ,” which featured a feminist, atheist protagonist played by Jodie Foster Thanks for telling us about the problem.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Learn More – opens in a sagqn window or tab Any international postage is paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc. In simple,lucid and easy to comprehend prose the author breaks down the story of how our brains assumed today’s form and reflexes.

If I was reading this 40 years ago or even 30 years ago, I’d nod energetically at a lot of the ideas. rel

For Carl, what mattered most was what was true, not merely what would make us feel better. Product details Paperback Publisher: Is this worth reading in ?

Dragons of Eden

Probably one of the best non-fictions I have ever read. Some of the speculations on computer science and artificial intelligence still apply nowadays. You can finally stop stressing and channel your hypersensitivity. This book is one that shook me out of cerebral complacency and like a good author, Sagan opens the cobweb laden windows of my brain and lets the light in. There are 1 items available. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Sep 13, Ethan rated it really liked it Recommends it for: This sort of information gathering is precisely what we call play. Vishwanath Gadhari rated it did not like it Oct 06, Sagan of their highest honor, the National Science Foundation declared that his ” dragonees transformed planetary science… his gifts to mankind were infinite.


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Carl states the premise of the book to be ancient myths which turn out to be remarkably in coherence with modern scientific findings. Is it possible that dragons posed a problem for our protohuman ancestors of a few million years ago, and that the terror they evoked and the deaths they caused helped bring about the evolution of human intelligence?

However, notwithstanding Sagan’s expertise in astrophysics, he warns us that In this Pulitzer prize winning book, Carl Sagan, indubitably one of the finest scientific minds of our time, expresses his thoughts about life, most particularly about intelligent life, and its relation with the environment that gave it origin and shaped it.

Some of the speculations on computer science and artificial intelligence still apply …more Definitely, I just read it this year and it has aged very well. Justin Harris rated it did not like it Dec 27, He demands compassionate and ethical treatment of our fellow sentient beings, so that we can undo the harm caused by our ancestors who had wiped out all the species from the face of Earth which showed even slight upsurge towards intelligence.

The book begins with a rudimentary introduction of evolutionary theory, mutation, accretion and propagation of favorable mutations, information content of the DNA and how it manifests itself in living beings and their apparent complexity; eventually arriving on the evolution of brain. The meaning of the evolution of extra-genetic intelligence brains in animals and humans and extra-somatic intelligence writing, books, computers in humans, the nature of instincts buried in our older “reptilian brain” regions, the conflict between the left and right neocortex and the purpose of each, this is exciting stuff that we can all see at work in our lives, giving evolution an extra layer of reality.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I would recommend this book to those interested in a highly speculative supplemental essay at best disguised as a novel. In this case, it’s consciousness.


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Aug 26, Lou rated it did not like it. A book that has been read, but is in good condition. A remarkable conclusion derived from his intuitions in this book, after comparing working principles of artificial intelligence and biological intelligence, is that free-will can be completely disregarded; and if someone denies consciousness to a fairly intelligence machine on the grounds of “just being a metallic machine”, then we should disregard the intelligence of machines made of Carbon as well.

The weather was beautiful, the lake perfect. This following should give you a flavor of the book. At least Sagan is completely honest: Despite growing evidence linking Drosophila melanogaster tweety-homologue 1 Ttyh1 to normal mammalian brain development and cell proliferation, its exact dragons has not yet been determined.

Oxymoronic, to be sure, but so was most of Sagan’s keen skepticism amidst his psuedoscientific platitudes. Mar 16, Wilson rated it liked it. In fission yeast, the lengths of interphase microtubule iMT arrays are adapted to cell length to maintain cell edwn and to help centre the nucleus and cell division ring.

Niraj rated it did not like it Aug 31, The book rambles from from one subject to another, from cute drawings by everyone’s favorite: Some of drgaones speculations on computer science and artificial intelligence still apply nowadays.

He does make one important point clear early on: I read it pretty long ago myself. Please enter up to 7 characters for the postcode.

And it’s good, too. The film came out after Sagan’s death, following a 2-year struggle with a bone marrow disease. And considering the fact that he was writing this out of the 70’s and he disclaimed the hell out of it, it’s meant to be a conversation starter for laymen.