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3,186 words, approx. 11 pages
In the following essay, Thomiszer considers Sagan's application of scientific discovery to explain the origin and significance of art in The Dragons of Eden. According to Thomiszer, "to ... Read more
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Critical Essay by Peter Stoler Like squids, scientists protect themselves with clouds of impenetrable ink. Not Carl Sagan. His jargon-free book The Cosmic Connection … involved thousands of rea... Read more
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Critical Essay by Richard Restak A better understanding of the nature and evolution of human intelligence just possibly might help us to deal intelligently with our unknown and perilous future,"... Read more
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Critical Essay by R. J. Herrnstein Like many non-specialist popularizers of psychology, Professor Sagan [in The Dragons of Eden] overestimates our physiological knowledge and underestimates our psycho... Read more
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Critical Essay by John Updike Versatile though he is, [Sagan] is simply not enough saturated in his subject [in "The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence"... Read more
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Critical Essay by Stephen C. Reingold In presenting [the theory of the triune brain in The Dragons of Eden], Sagan encourages the reader to examine human intelligence and behavior in terms of the elem... Read more
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Critical Essay by Charles Weingartner Subtitled "Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence," [The Dragons of Eden] is a superlative work: erudite, facile, fascinating, and emin... Read more