Intelligence in Nature has ratings and 59 reviews. Anthropologist Jeremy Narby has altered how we understand the Shamanic cultures and traditions that. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. In The Cosmic Serpent, anthropologist Narby hypothesized that Amazonian shamans can “gain access in their. Intelligence in Nature: An Inquiry into Knowledge [Jeremy Narby] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Continuing the journey begun in his.
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The travelogue lntelligence 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. Oct 13, Bria Aguayo rated it liked it. I read this book as part of my reading challenge to “read a book based on a true story”.
Intelligence in Nature
He’s an anthropologist and his inspiration comes from shamans who see our kinship with other organisms, not our differences. This book is neither well written nor well argued. Nov 15, Ogi Ogas rated it it was ok. Apr 29, Harrison rated it really liked it Shelves: That the functioning of plants, especially vine plants, mimics a naked nervous intellihence.
Personally, I don’t think this one lives up to the first. That other living things have intelligence I can believe as well. Please try again later. Why should we care that shamans think animals and plants intellignece souls?
Intelligence in Nature: An Inquiry Into Knowledge by Jeremy Narby
Trivia About Intelligence in N After studying shamanism, Narby is interested to find out how western scientists approach this subject and if they are still all stuck on the idea of a mechanical animal.
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. Still, I would say that this book is arguably worth a read if you’re into that kind of subject.
A little less cohesive than The Cosmic Serpent, but still chock-full of interesting information, some of which is only becoming publicly well-known now. Of course, anyone who owns a cat already knows this. Aug 25, Anne rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book is great for that.
Feb 01, Charlene rated it did not like it Shelves: Aug 07, Pablo Mayrgundter rated it liked it. Apr 06, Ashley rated it really liked it Shelves: Jeremy Narby is an anthropologist and writer. Definitely read this if you want to go to sleep confused as to what life is. Frequently in the book Narby finds solace in mundane ethical non-dilemmas of invertebrate rights and plant perception, but even on these issues he finds difficultly in taking and defending a position.
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Natute just reviewing after reading this a year ago, but in particular the discussion about intelligent capabilitie Intelligence is one of those concepts which is age old and essential, but being fundamentally rearticulated in modern times. This book was fascinating.
It’s main problem is that he didn’t go further. Intelligence in Nature presents overwhelming illustrative evidence that independent intelligence is not unique to humanity alone. I just wish Narby’s writing was intelilgence half as engaging I appreciate much of Narby’s direction with this book, but his repetitive writing style is really tiresome.
Having a gut feeling is not just a metaphor. What is of interest are the descriptions of researchers views about intelligence and the capacity of seemingly simple organisms to perform complex tasks.
Intelligence in Nature: An Inquiry Into Knowledge
It’s a pretty short read too, well worth it. Narby’s take on the blending of the metaphysical and grounded sciences is a unique perspective that could give to natrue experimentation the “soulfulness” that is has been seeking in modern times Those already convinced of nature’s intelligence will likely not find any of the content surprising. And while there are some fascinating pieces of information in this small book slime molds solve mazes? Seeing as we are part of nature, and also self-evidently intelligent, should we be so surprised.
Intelligence in Nature Jeremy Narby Limited preview – I whole heartedly buy the argument that microbes, plants, and other animals have vast intelligence.
He also discovered that butterflies have eyes on their genitals. No trivia or quizzes yet.
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. He narure the same first-person approach as in CS and keeps the citations and references to the endnotes.
Still, he a good enough writer to made the search interesting and sometimes downright funny. Inspired by Your Browsing History. So Narby takes a great approach, of simply asking people researching intelligence in other creatures what they think it is: I didn’t enjoy it as much as Cosmic Serpent but I love the subject matter.