Bradley said: Carl Sagan is a big. Start by marking “Los dragones del Eden. Los dragones del Edén es un libro mítico, publicado por vez primera en y. Los dragones del Edén: Especulaciones sobre la evolución de la inteligencia humana, es un libro escrito por Carl Sagan en El libro fue galardonado con. Buy Los dragones del Edén: especulaciones sobre la evolución de la inteligencia humana by Carl Sagan, Rafael Andreu Aznar (ISBN: ) from.

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Obviously he found that in his own dreams, but it is not the case for my dreams nor for cadl folks I have spoken to. I intend no criticism, but the extended excerpt below is, shall we say, embarrassing in its outright geekiness.

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Although he does warn you that Chapter 2 gets super technical and jargon-heavy, the rest of pos book is smooth sailing. Sagan’s speculations on the evolution of human intelligence. Wondering if there’s a more recent edition with up-to-date tour of human understanding of our ancestors. Less seriously, it’s fun to read Sagan’s view on computers—as of This book was on my shelves for decades.

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Gsdggs rated it did not like it Mar 17, Oxymoronic, to be sure, but so was most of Sagan’s keen skepticism amidst his psuedoscientific platitudes. The edl came out after Sagan’s death, following a 2-year struggle with a bone marrow disease.

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

Justin Harris rated it did not like it Dec 27, The subtitle is “Speculations on the evolution of human intelligence”, but little in the book is about that topic. Syarif rated it did not like it Mar 22, Reading on beyond there he has your acceptance that you are reading the thoughts of a rigidly doctrinaire brain materialist who believed mind exists only as a function of matter, you are not reading any case or argument to help you decide whether you agree with that.


Although this book is now sort of “old” since at the time it was written it cites many of the cutting edge technology, his reflexions on how intelligence evolved, and is still evolving are timeless and remarkable.

Also the discussion of what really makes us human is so interesting. CajalesyGalileos Entra y Valora mi blog. Even at this moment when anyone would be forgiven for turning away from the reality of our situation, Carl was unflinching.

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Still, it retains much interest and beauty for the dedicated Carl Sagan fan. As we looked deeply into each other’s eyes, it was with a shared conviction that our wondrous life together was ending forever. Por favor, vuelve a intentarlo. A skeptic and rationalist with a romantic, fantastic vision – for one so attached to evidence, he sure loved to speculate.

Philosophy and basic math and the broad strokes were good.

Many of the most productive planetary scientists working today are his present and former students and associates “.

For Carl, what mattered most was what was true, not merely what would make us feel better. That being said, some of the best parts of this book are the drawings related to studies conducted on patients with a s This was an interesting book to read after all of the recent research and groundbreaking discoveries of the human brain.


Is this worth reading in ? Some of the speculations on computer science and artificial intelligence still apply nowadays.

But the fields of mental health, computers lox computer games, the current development of cloning, AIs, and a huge extra list WAS. Preview — Los dragones del Eden.

Probably not the point The copy of the book I got was published in and what isn’t out of date is wrong. Goodreads helps you keep edne of books you want to read. It was an example of him taking a too stuck up harsh attitude in order to make us love space age society by a rather insulting message of “how lucky you are, yah boo think of your ancestors”.

Los dragones del Edén

Despite the success of animal cloning by somatic cell nuclear transfer SCNT in many species, the method is limited by its low efficiency. 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. Paradoxically, reducing the activity of core biological processes such as mitochondrial or insulin metabolism promotes the expression of adaptive responses, which in turn increase animal longevity and resistance to stress.