Intelligence in nature: an inquiry into knowledge / Jeremy Narby. some difficulty with the possibility of both nonhuman intelligence and the subjective acquis-. Intelligence in Nature has ratings and 59 reviews. Anthropologist Jeremy Narby has altered how we understand the Shamanic cultures and traditions that. Intelligence in Nature: An Inquiry into Knowledge is a non-fiction book by Jeremy Narby. The book is an ethnographic work which continues Narby’s quest .
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Bacteria communicate – and shamanship has always recognised that everything communicates.
Intelligence in Nature presents overwhelming illustrative evidence that independent intelligence is not unique to humanity alone. Mar 15, eliza rated it liked it. Looking for More Great Reads? The first pages are rather neat, and definitely conform to the mind-altering experience that is a Narby book.
Paperbackpages. A beautiful and easy to read book.
INTELLIGENCE IN NATURE by Jeremy Narby | Kirkus Reviews
Rather than come to grips with the various definitions of intelligence, skill and knowledge, Narby skirts the issue and refuses to take any theoretical position other than this is all really complex stuff. I love many of the animal studies included in this book but why ruin those studies with musings about shamans? That is, it’s easier to think about the behaviour of ground ivy; and then of our gut, because “the brain is not limited to the skull.
We can’t even guess, but we haven’t got much of a clue on the brain. I was half way through and realized all I was reading was the bibliography, though.
I will read anything by Jeremy Narby. Feb 25, E. Jan 23, Aaron rated it really liked it.
I read this book as part of my reading challenge to “read a book based on a true story”. Maybe I just prefer the speculative lengths to which Narby goes in CS, which makes this one seem light in comparison. Goodreads helps natuge keep track of books you want to read. The book’s too short and easy for intelliyence subject. Not as revelatory as The Cosmic Serpent but still an interesting read on the prevalence of intelligence in plants and animals beyond the accepted traditional scientific evaluation of Western science.
But mostly the book only pages before notes is him digging up intelligence research in journals and visiting the scientists concerned. Anthropologist Jeremy Narby has altered how we understand the Shamanic cultures and traditions that have undergone a worldwid Continuing the journey begun in his acclaimed book The Cosmic Serpentthe noted anthropologist ventures inttelligence into both traditional cultures and the most up-todate discoveries of contemporary science to determine nature’s secret ways of knowing.
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Also by Jeremy Narby. I’ve quoted parts of it in conversation. Mar 02, Pages. Jul 14, Andrew Sampson rated it liked it. Anthropologist Jeremy Narby has altered how we understand the Shamanic cultures and traditions that have undergone a worldwide revival in recent years. The author approaches his hypothesis with caution, but an open mind and allows us to delight in his discoveri Naeby read this book as part of my reading challenge to “read a book based on a true story”.
That the functioning of plants, especially vine plants, mimics a naked nervous system.
I’m just reviewing after reading this a year ago, but in particular the discussion about intelligent capabilities in plants, slime molds and simple cells still resonates. It’s a pretty short read too, well worth it. Hature think the author is correct in implying that much of human kinds jealous klinging to the notion that we are unique in our intelligence is a by-product of religion, but I would disagree that it is only Christianity intelliyence encoura The only criticism I have of this book is that it was too short.
Because, though the scientific data has come in lately, “What may still be lacking among Westerners is a willingness to accept the consequences of this kinship.
LitFlash The eBooks you want at intelligeence lowest prices. Mar 02, Stephen rated it really liked it. Shared intelligent faculties in plants and anim Not as revelatory as The Cosmic Serpent but still an interesting read on the prevalence of intelligence in plants and animals beyond the accepted traditional scientific evaluation of Western science. Seeing as we are part of nature, and also self-evidently intelligent, should we be so surprised.
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Of course, anyone who owns a cat already knows this. This book follows the account of an anthropologist as he searches for intelligence in nature among the work of scientists and the sacred knowledge of the tribes of the jungle.
Just like the other book, this one takes the form of the report on the author’s journey of discovery, this time about the western notion of intelligence in nature. Oct 06, Bob Mustin rated it really liked it. To intellgience other readers questions about Intelligence in Natureplease sign up.
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