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Some of the speculations on computer science and artificial intelligence still apply n …more 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 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.
I recommend it. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. Sort order. The Dragons of Eden: speculations on the evolution of human intelligence, Carl Sagan The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence is a book by Carl Sagan, in which the author combines the fields of anthropology, evolutionary biology, psychology, and computer science to give a perspective on how human intelligence may have evolved.
Readers also enjoyed. About Carl Sagan. Carl Sagan. In , scientist Carl Sagan was born in Brooklyn, N. 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 of science, Sagan produced the PBS series, " Cosmos ," which was Emmy and Peabody award-winning, and was watched by million people in 60 countries. A book of the same title came out in , and was on The New York Times bestseller list for 7 weeks. With his wife, Ann Druyan , he 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 Druyan , in the epilogue to Sagan's last book, Billions and Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium published posthumously in , gives a moving account of Carl's last days: " Contrary to the fantasies of the fundamentalists, there was no deathbed conversion, no last minute refuge taken in a comforting vision of a heaven or an afterlife.
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 life together was ending forever. Asteroid Sagan is named after him. He 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 the largest space-interest group in the world; and Distinguished Visiting Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of 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. Related Articles.
Read more Trivia About Dragons of Eden Quotes from Los dragones del They are hierarchical and ritualistic. Suggestions for change are greeted with suspicion: they imply an unpleasant future variation in ritual and hierarchy: an exchange of one set of rituals for another, or perhaps for a less structured society with fewer rituals.
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The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence is a book by Carl Sagan , in which the author combines the fields of anthropology , evolutionary biology , psychology , and computer science to give a perspective on how human intelligence may have evolved. Sagan discusses the search for a quantitative means of measuring intelligence. He argues that the brain to body mass ratio is an extremely good correlative indicator for intelligence, with humans having the highest ratio and dolphins the second highest,  though he views the trend as breaking down at smaller scales, with some small animals ants in particular placing disproportionately high on the list. Other topics mentioned include the evolution of the brain with emphasis on the function of the neocortex in humans , the evolutionary purpose of sleep and dreams , demonstration of sign language abilities by chimps and the purpose of mankind's innate fears and myths. The title "The Dragons of Eden" is borrowed from the notion that man's early struggle for survival in the face of predators, and in particular a fear of reptiles, may have led to cultural beliefs and myths about dragons. The Dragons of Eden won a Pulitzer Prize. In the introduction Sagan presents his thesis — that "the mind
Los dragones del Eden. Especulaciones sobre la evolución de la inteligencia humana
Los dragones del Edén: especulaciones sobre la evolución de la inteligencia humana