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Is this worth reading cal ? Rodrigo Franco Definitely, I just read it this year and it has aged very well. 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.

Some of the speculations on computer science and artificial sagaan still apply nowadays. I don’t know much about the brain but I think it gives you a general perspective of what is it and how it has evolved during time.

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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I kind of thought this was going to be — I don’t know, something about mythology. Like, Jungian myth, maybe. So I shouldn’t judge it for not being the book I wanted to read, but I think that this book may have been interesting when he wrote it, but the vast majority of Sagan’s “speculations on the evolution of human intelligence” have either been scientifically evaluated or are not really testable. Most of the interest of reading the book now is in the fun of seeing how people were thinking about things at the time the book was written.

We’ve definitely come a long way! For instance, at the time the book was written, little was known about the function of sleep, how bra I think that this book may have been interesting when he wrote it, but the vast majority of Sagan’s “speculations on the evolution of human intelligence” have either been scientifically evaluated or are not really testable. For instance, at the time the book was written, little was known about the function of sleep, how brains work, and the neuroscience behind many brain diseases.

Sagan’s speculations feel like a snapshot of a history of science class. Here was the time in history when Lashley’s equipotentiality hypothesis of the brain was losing support, when Freudian psychoanalysis still had a strong presence in psychological thinking, when the triune brain model was strongly influencing how people thought about brains in the animal kingdom, and when scientists were starting to get giddy imagining how much easier computers were going to make everything.

My favorite parts of the book were: He proceeds to copy a script from one of these interactions between a “patient” and a computer to show how awesome the program is. The idea that a stupid joke of mine at a colleagues party could some day go down in history tickles me to death.


I would definitely NOT recommend this as a popular science book because a lot of the things he describes have lost support by subsequent experiments. It would be unwise to try to use the “facts” or models presented in this book to form your opinions about nature and society. I would recommend this book as reading in a History of Psychology class. It’s quick, entertaining, and interesting from a historical perspective. I feel bad giving this book two stars because I enjoyed reading it and can see why it won a Pulitzer back in ’77 but because most of the science behind his ideas on the evolution of intelligence is now considered incorrect the triune brain, huge chunks of Freud the book itself didn’t hold up to time very well, although it was an admirable effort for sure.

However, as a fun old-kitschy-psych-book it was quite entertaining, whenever Sagan says “I sometimes wonder.

Los dragones del Eden. Especulaciones sobre la evolución de la inteligencia humana

Some of the research talked about in the book is still relevant and I found the parts concerning chimps using sign language to be fascinating. Turns out if you teach a chimp the sign for “dirty” he will start using it as an insult, as in “you dirty monkey”.

Sagan always impresses me with the vitality of his mind, but, unfortunately, that is about as vel as this book impressed me. The subtitle is “speculations on the evolution of human intelligence. It lacks a coherent message, other than that the neocortex is a big deal.

OK, thanks Readability 6.

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Also, since it was written in the late s, it is dated both in sociological feel as well as the state of science. Not terrible, but not wonderful like I have come to expect. This is basically a series of essays written by the famous cosmologist around the subject of human intelligence: It was written in the mid ‘s and much of the author’s musing cxrl seem simplistic.

I think if I had read the book when it was published I drragones have given it a 4 star rating, but now the material is too dated.

His section on what digital computers can do would be laughed at by a 6th grade child. This is probably the most interesting non-fiction book that I have ever read. Carl Sagan explains his thought on civilization and the evolution of human intelligence, while he compares the human brain to other animals. The book is a little outdated, but nonetheless, it was a great read. Sagan provides easy to read information on a, possibly, not so easy to read subject. Not bad but definitely outdated and obsolete, it was a mistake to read it inI should have read it 20 years ago.

Besides, this book did not add much to what I already knew, since I have already read other books from Carl Sagan. Out of date — reports credulously on ape sign language experiments arguably seen today to be frauds, or on artificial intelligence and natural language on very very very basic machines.

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After earning bachelor and master’s degrees at Cornell, Sagan earned a double doctorate at the University of Chicago in He became professor of astronomy and space science and director of the Laboratory for Planetary Studies at Cornell University, and co-founder of the Planetary Society.

A great popularizer dragomes science, Sagan produced the PBS series, ” Cosmos ,” which was Emmy and Peabody award-winning, and was watched by million people in 60 countries.

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A book of the same title came out inand was on The New York Times bestseller list for 7 weeks. Science As a Candle in the Darkhis hardest-hitting on religion. With his wife, Ann Druyanhe was co-producer of the popular motion picture, ” Contact ,” which featured a feminist, atheist protagonist played by Jodie Foster The film came out after Sagan’s death, following a 2-year struggle with a bone marrow disease.

Ann Druyanin the epilogue to Sagan’s last book, Billions and Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium published posthumously ingives a moving account of Carl’s last days: For Carl, what mattered most was what was true, not merely what would make us feel better. Even at this moment when anyone would be forgiven for turning away from the reality of our situation, Carl was unflinching. As we looked deeply into each other’s eyes, it was with a shared conviction that our wondrous drgaones together was ending forever.

Asteroid Sagan is named after him. Esen was also awarded the John F. Sagan has made seminal contributions to the study of planetary atmospheres, planetary surfaces, the history of the Earth, and exobiology.

Many of the most productive planetary scientists working today are his present and former students and associates “. For twelve years he was the editor-in-chief of Icarus, the leading professional journal devoted to planetary research. He was cofounder and President of the Planetary Society, a ,member organization that is saggan largest space-interest group in the world; and Distinguished Visiting Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute eren Technology.

In their posthumous award to Dr.

Sagan of their highest honor, the National Science Foundation declared that his ” research transformed planetary science… his gifts to mankind were infinite. Books by Carl Sagan. Trivia About Dragons of Eden: Quotes from Los dragones del