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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May 19, Steve Paulson rated it liked it Shelves: 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.
The book’s too short and easy for the subject. On a quest to find “intelligence” in the animal world, he interviews and discusses the concept with several people working with specific insects, animals, intelligenec molds, etc.
Anthropologist Jeremy Narby has altered how we understand the Shamanic cultures and traditions that have undergone a worldwide revival in recent years.
Intelligence in Nature: An Inquiry Into Knowledge by Jeremy Narby
This intelligencw did not excite me the way his “The Cosmic Serpent” did, though the theme is the same: And while there are some fascinating pieces of information in this small book slime molds solve mazes? I appreciate much of Narby’s direction with this book, but his repetitive writing style is really tiresome. Still, the chase is what seems to sustain Narby, as it does the scientists he interviews and the people, like me, who read his books.
Because, though the scientific data has come in lately, “What may still be lacking among Westerners is a willingness to accept the consequences of this kinship. I would recommend the second for those who desire proof according to western research methods.
Feb 16, Nary Wilson rated it liked it. Indeed, bacteria, plants, animals, and other forms of nonhuman life display an uncanny penchant for self-deterministic decisions, patterns, and actions.
Apr 21, Steve Wiggins rated it it was amazing. Sep 20, William Findley added it. It was so fascinating.
Intelligence in Nature presents overwhelming illustrative evidence that independent intelligence is not unique to humanity alone. It was interesting and amazing that there were so many references but wish it was longer with a more cogent look harby the intelligence and possibly the spiritual nature of being truly part of the natural world.
The author’s personal journey and reflections enrich the story further by encouraging us to also look within and consider the implications of the intelligence in nature all around us. 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. Quotes from Intelligence in N Jul 23, Clark Hugo rated it it was amazing.
What these researchers and informants have to relate is of interest, but how these ideas are related is not.
Feb 25, E. Intelligence in Nature presents overwhelming illustrative evidence that independent intelligence is not unique to humanity alone. The travelogue portions of the book are do not inform the ideas presented and consist of banalities such as it was stormy in Tokyo natute the plane ride was long. In fact the extended quotes provided in the back of the book make for a fascinating read and Narby can be applauded for collecting it all in one place.
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Dec 22, Shaun rated it it was ok. I just wish Narby’s writing was even half as engaging as the ideas he posits! Natre to Read saving…. Anthropologist Jeremy Narby has altered how we understand the Shamanic cultures and traditions that have undergone a worldwide revival in recent years. I devoured this book in a day. Perhaps “an exploration into shamanism and ancient wisdom” or somesuch would have served it better!
Personally, I don’t think this one lives up to the first. Preview — Intelligence in Nature by Jeremy Narby. That other living things have intelligence I can believe as well.
Nov 28, Kate rated it it was ok. View all 3 comments. In a controlled experiment, scientists asked people to draw cards from four decks, two of which were heavily skewed with penalties.