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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Intelligence is one of those concepts which is age old and essential, but being fundamentally rearticulated in modern times.
Thus interviews with Japanese and Eastern European scientists doing work in this field form natby evidential support for the book. View Full Version of PW. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I love intelligrnce novel as to me it represents the perfect syncretism between the world of rational knowledge and sacred knowledge. This book is great for that. So after reading a lot of books and articles, he takes the reader on trips Quite disappointing after his original and interesting previous book “The cosmic serpent”.
It was highly recommended to me, but sorry – I was bored. What these researchers and informants naturs to relate is of interest, but how these ideas are related is not. I had the feeling that Narby had a much more interesting book in mind before he started research and writing, at least I did when I started reading it. Apr 21, Steve Wiggins rated it it was amazing.
Nsrby and the Origins of Knowledge. Personally, I really really enjoyed jremy, and I would recommend it to anyone who has free time and wants to understand the mind on a grander scale. Anthropologist Jeremy Narby has altered how we understand the Shamanic cultures and traditions that have undergone a worldwide revival in recent years.
We aren’t finding an outer boundary to what is intelligent yet. Having a gut feeling is not just a metaphor. But there’s something missing. And while there are some fascinating pieces of information in this small book slime molds solve mazes? I read this book as part of my reading challenge to “read a book based on a true story”.
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And Western languages may lack the appropriate concepts to think it through. Nov 08, Desiree rated it really liked it. It’s a pretty short read too, well worth it. Anthropologist Jeremy Narby has altered how we understand the Shamanic cultures and traditions that have undergone a worldwide revival in recent years.
This book questions intentionality posed as “intelligence” in nature. I was half way through and realized all I was reading was the bibliography, though. Nov 15, Ogi Ogas rated it it was ok.
INTELLIGENCE IN NATURE: An Inquiry into Knowledge
Indeed, bacteria, plants, animals, and other forms of nonhuman life display an uncanny penchant for self-deterministic decisions, patterns, and actions. Two sides of the same coin.
That other living things have intelligence I can believe as well. That the functioning of plants, especially vine plants, mimics a naked nervous system. It also shows that the body plays a role in the reasoning process.
Two sid This book did not excite bature the way his “The Cosmic Serpent” did, though the theme is the same: Books of the Week. This book did not excite me the way his “The Cosmic Serpent” did, though the theme is the meremy Sects and Violence in the Ancient World. Definitely read this if you want to go to sleep confused as to what life is.
Vines seem able of making decisions, or rather, choices, on finding food for survival.
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But mostly the book only pages before notes is him digging up intelligence research in journals and visiting the scientists concerned. The travelogue portions of the book are do not inform the ideas presented and consist of banalities such as it was stormy in Tokyo and the plane ride was long. I disapprove of the decisions made surrounding title and subtitle given that I think they eliminate a large swath of the intended audience who may well pass it over thinking it anti-evolutionary.
View all 3 comments. Bees that can abstract, slime molds solving mazes and plants that communicate is all very interesting stuff.
Intelligence in Nature: An Inquiry Into Knowledge
The follow-up to Narby’s earlier book, The Cosmic Serpent. Narby starts to use a Japanese term intellogence of intelligence; since, as the Japanese scientist says to him, “I feel that behind this term, there is Western Christian culture, in which intelligence is a gift from the God to humans only. Skin measurements showed that people contemplating the bad decks began sweating more profusely before they themselves could verbalize an intuition about which decks to avoid.
Oct 06, Bob Mustin rated it really kntelligence it.