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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Anthropologist Jeremy Narby has altered how we understand the Shamanic cultures and traditions that have undergone a worldwide revival in recent years. Amongst other problems, 1 Narby never ties the things that he appears to learn back to the shamanism that he opens with, 2 His attempt to answer the scientific criticism of his own work fails, 3 the book is dated in terms jeermy the science he describes as most of that work has advanced and much new work has been published.
Not as revelatory as The Cosmic Serpent but still an interesting read inelligence the prevalence of intelligence in plants and animals beyond the accepted traditional scientific evaluation of Western science.
Anthropologist Jeremy Narby has altered how we understand the Shamanic cultures and traditions that have undergone a worldwid Continuing the journey begun in his acclaimed book The Jerrmy Serpentthe noted anthropologist ventures firsthand into both traditional cultures and the most up-todate discoveries of contemporary science to determine nature’s secret ways of knowing. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Two sid This book did not excite me the way his “The Cosmic Serpent” did, though the theme is the same: Essentially Jeremy Narby is asking how much sentience we are willing to grant to nature and how we are going about doing just that as science probes deeper into living systems.
After reading this book, you may look at insects intellugence trees differently. I love many of the animal studies included in this book but why ruin those studies with musings about shamans?
He raises many examples of how animals, and even plants, exhibit intelligence. Frequently jn 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. Such research shows that emotions are a mix of brain states and body experiences, which include increased heart rate, hormonal activity, and input narrby the gut brain.
Just like the other book, this one takes the form of the report on the jereky journey of discovery, this time about the western notion of intelligence in nature.
But having a good bibliography is not enough for me to recommend reading the book. I love this novel as to me it represents the perfect syncretism between the world of rational knowledge and sacred knowledge.
Intelligence in Nature: An Inquiry Into Knowledge
Open Preview See a Problem? For further confirmation, he talks to Western scientists who have done remarkable research on cases of nonhuman intelligence, like bees with abstract reasoning, crows that manufacture standardized tools, pigeons that distinguish between the works of Van Gogh and Chagall about as well intellivence college students do, octopuses that break out of and into their tanks and slime molds that solve mazes.
Mar 02, Stephen rated it really liked it. Having a gut feeling is not just a metaphor. DNA and the Origins of Knowledge. The Best Books of We aren’t finding an outer boundary to what is intelligent yet.
It was interesting and amazing that there were so many references but wish it was longer with a more cogent look at the intelligence and possibly the spiritual nature of being truly part of the natural world.
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Seeing as jerremy are part of nature, and also self-evidently intelligent, should we be so surprised. Continuing the journey begun in his acclaimed book The Cosmic Serpentthe noted anthropologist ventures firsthand into both traditional cultures and the most up-todate discoveries of contemporary jereemy to determine nature’s secret ways of knowing.
Mar 15, eliza rated it liked it. Anthropologist Jeremy Narby has altered how we understand the Shamanic cultures and traditions that have undergone a worldwide revival in recent years. Sep 03, Nephyr rated it it was ok. Nov 15, Ogi Ogas rated it it was ok.
Of course, anyone who owns a cat already knows this. See how Charles Darwin came up with his ideas? He lives in Switzerland. I will read anything by Jeremy Narby.
Narby has written three books, as well as sponsored an expedition to the rainforest for biologists narbu other scientists to examine indigenous knowledge systems and the utility of Ayahuasca in gaining knowledge. Scientists and shaman’s nabry given equal weight, and it is clear the author has a lot of respect for the revelatory powers of ayahuasca.
Mar 06, Alisha rated it liked it Shelves: Thus interviews with Japanese and Eastern European scientists doing work in this field form the evidential support for the book.
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Aug 25, Anne rated it it was amazing Shelves: And Western languages may lack the appropriate concepts to think it through. I think the author is correct in implying that much of human kinds jealous klinging to the notion that we are unique in our intelligence is a by-product of religion, but I would disagree that it is only Christianity that encoura The only criticism I have of this book is that it was too short.
The book is an academic travelogue of which relates interviews Narby conducts with various researchers and informants.