Dragons Of Eden

Author: Carl Sagan
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307801005
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"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 YORK TIMES From the Paperback edition.

New Scientist

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... hold special promises Carl Sagan's popular account of the structure and
function of the brain, The Dragons of Eden: Speculation on the Evolution of
Human Intelligence (£5-95), is being published for the first time in Britain by
Hodder and Stoughton. "The relevance of all this to human intelligence is not
entirely clear" (New Scientist, vol 77, p 579) but the entertainment value cannot
be doubted. The possibility of communication with extra-terrestrial life (a subject
dear to Sagan's heart) ...

Popular Contemporary Writers

Author: Michael D. Sharp
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761476108
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Nonfiction Subgenre: Evolutionary science Published: New York, 1977 Themes
and Issues. Dragons is about the evolution of human intelligence. Humans are a
very new and remarkable life-form with an extremely complicated and powerful
brain, the product of four billion years of evolution. Smarter than other animals but
also related to them ...

Carl Sagan

Author: Gabrielle Borisovna
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 1477776826
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the dRagonS oF eden: SpeculationS on the evolution oF human intelligence (
1977) Sagan's star continued to rise with The Dragons of Eden, his kaleidoscopic
inquiry into the question of how human intelligence developed throughout history
. In the book, the relentless logician Sagan asked why the human brain is prone
to such illogical expressions as dreams, irrational fears, and myths. Sagan
introduces different theories about how the brain creates the mind and
speculates on how ...

The Age Of Spiritual Machines

Author: Ray Kurzweil
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101077887
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The Global Brain: Speculations on the Evolutionary Leap to Planetary
Consciousness. Los Angeles: J. P. Tarcher, 1976. Sabbagh, Karl. The Living
Body. London: Macdonald & Company, 1984. Sacks, Oliver. The Man Who
Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales. New York: Harper and Row,
1985. Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1985. ______. The
Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence. New
York: Ballantine Books, ...

Extraterrestrial Altruism

Author: Douglas A. Vakoch
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642377505
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''Predator-Prey Interactions, Informational Complexity, and the Origins of
Intelligence.'' In Insect Defenses: Adaptive Mechanisms and Strategies of Prey
and Predators, edited by David L. Evans, and Justin O. Schmidt, 129–149.
Albany, NY: State University of New York Press. Sagan, Carl, ed. 1973.
Communication with Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CETI). Cambridge, MA: The MIT
Press. Sagan, Carl. 1977. The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of
Human Intelligence.

The Rise Of Homo Sapiens The Evolution Of Modern Thinking

Author: Frederick L. Coolidge
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190680911
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In P. Mellars & K. R. Gibson (Eds.), Modelling the early human mind (pp. 159–
177). Cambridge, UK: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. Sabater
Pi, J., Veà, J. J., & Serrallonga, J. (1997). Did the first hominids build nests?
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The Return To Cosmology

Author: Stephen Toulmin
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520054653
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A good illustration of this is Marshall Sahlins's polemical response to E.O.
Wilson's Sociobiology , which presses the argument for recognizing the
uniqueness of the Geisteswissenschaften against Wilson with a certain weary
impatience.4 Carl Sagan's engaging and well written new book, The Dragons of
Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence , is an antidote to
much of the recent controversy about human evolution. His style and manner
have a certain briskness ...

Mind From Body

Author: Don M. Tucker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198043119
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The age of spiritual machines: When computers exceed human intelligence. New
York: Viking. McCulloch, W. S., & Pitts, W. (1990). A logical calculus of the ideas
immanent in nervous activity. Bull Math Biol, 52(1–2), 99–115. (Original work
published 1943) Miller, G. A., Galanter, E. H., and Pribram, K. H. (1960). Plans
and the structure of behavior. New York: Henry Holt. Sagan, C. (1989). The
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