Download or read Broca s Brain PDF, written by Carl Sagan and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2011-07-06 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fascinating book on the joys of discovering how the world works, by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Cosmos and Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors. “Magnificent . . . Delightful . . . A masterpiece. A message of tremendous hope for humanity . . . While ever conscious that human folly can terminate man’s march into the future, Sagan nonetheless paints for us a mind-boggling future: intelligent robots, the discovery of extraterrestrial life and its consequences, and above all the challenge and pursuit of the mystery of the universe.”—Chicago Tribune “Go out and buy this book, because Carl Sagan is not only one of the world’s most respected scientists, he’s a great writer. . . . I can give a book no greater accolade than to say I’m planning on reading it again. And again. And again.”—The Miami Herald “The brilliant astronomer . . . is persuasive, provocative and readable.”—United Press International “Closely reasoned, impeccably researched, gently humorous, utterly devastating.”—The Washington Post
Download or read Broca s Brain PDF, written by Carl Sagan and published by . This book was released on 1974 with total page 347 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a wonderfully lucid account of recent astronomical discoveries, linked to discoveries about the human mind, which the author has used here as a touchstone against which to try age-old philosophical and theological concepts.
Download or read Light After Death PDF, written by Alan Bryson and published by Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd. This book was released on 2004-01-01 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Through advances in medical technology a vast number of people have literally been brought back to life from the brink of death. In recent years published accounts of such Near-Death-Experiences (NDEs) have fascinated readers worldwide. Now Light After Death opens an exciting new chapter in the field on NDE research by presenting a comprehensive affirmation of the NDE by an established world religion. Although less than 150 years old, the Baha` I Faith is already the second most widespread religion after Christianity. Its teachings of world unity offer a ray of hope to a planet plagued with religious and ethnic division, and economic and environmental injustice.
Download or read Paul Broca and the Origins of Language in the Brain PDF, written by Leonard L. LaPointe and published by Plural Publishing. This book was released on 2012-09-01 with total page 390 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read Review PDF, written by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and published by . This book was released on 1979 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read New Scientist PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 1979-09-27 with total page 88 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.
Download or read Oracles of Science PDF, written by Karl Giberson and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2009-02-27 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Oracles of Science examines the popular writings of the six scientists who have been the most influential in shaping our perception of science, how it works, and how it relates to other fields of human endeavor, especially religion. Biologists Stephen Jay Gould, Richard Dawkins, and Edward O. Wilson, and physicists Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking, and Steven Weinberg, have become public intellectuals, articulating a much larger vision for science and what role it should play in the modern worldview. The scientific prestige and literary eloquence of each of these great thinkers combine to transform them into what can only be called oracles of science. Their controversial, often personal, sometimes idiosyncratic opinions become widely known and perceived by many to be authoritative. Curiously, the leading 'oracles of science' are predominantly secular in ways that don't reflect the distribution of religious beliefs within the scientific community. Many of them are even hostile to religion, creating a false impression that science as a whole is incompatible with religion. Karl Giberson and Mariano Artigas offer an informed analysis of the views of these six scientists, carefully distinguishing science from philosophy and religion in the writings of the oracles. This book will be welcomed by many who are disturbed by the tone of the public discourse on the relationship between science and religion and will challenge others to reexamine their own preconceptions about this crucial topic.
Download or read Air University Review PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 1982-03 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read The Museum of Other People PDF, written by Adam Kuper and published by Profile Books. This book was released on 2023-02-02 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'A formidable work' Nigel Barley, author of The Innocent Anthropologist 'Should be required reading' Richard Lambert, Financial Times 'A magnificent, moving survey' Felipe Fernández-Armesto, TLS This is a history of the ways in which foreign and prehistoric peoples were represented in museums of anthropology, with their displays of arts and artifacts, their dioramas, their special exhibitions, and their arrays of skulls and skeletons. Originally created as colonial enterprises, what is the purpose of these places today? What should they do with the items in their custodianship? And how can they help us to understand and appreciate other cultures? Informed by a lifetime of research and scholarship, this subtle and original work tackles painful questions about race, colonialism, difference, and cultural appropriation. The result is a must-read for anyone concerned with the coexistence of different modes of life.
Download or read Brain Based Communication Disorders PDF, written by Leonard L. LaPointe and published by Plural Publishing. This book was released on 2010-07-01 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Brain-Based Communication Disorders introduces the reader to the major clinically recognized types of acquired speech/language, cognitive, and swallowing disorders encountered by clinicians working with child and adult neurological cases. The text provides contemporary and state-of-the-art content on these disorders in terms of their neuropathological bases, clinical symptomatology, and prognosis. Basic anatomy and physiology of human communication and swallowing is introduced, as well as the neural mechanisms controlling speech, language, cognitive, and swallowing functions. In addition to the traditional acquired speech/language disorders of the nervous system (aphasia; neuromotor speech disorders) content including communication impairments caused by traumatic brain injury, multisystem blast injuries, and degenerative disorders of the nervous system is also provided. The reader is also introduced to the principles that govern the assessment and treatment for both pediatric and adult populations.
Download or read The Measured Word PDF, written by Kurt Brown and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 2001 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Though the interests of science and art frequently seem to inhabit opposite poles, The Measured Word assembles a brilliant anthology of twelve essays that illumine the historic--and newly emerging--relationships between the poetic and scientific imaginations. Assembling the writings of leading contemporary poets, essayists, and thinkers, Kurt Brown highlights ways in which poets use scientific discoveries and mathematical ideas to their artistic advantage--and offers insight on the recently apparent integration of technology and other discoveries into the postmodernist poetry. Here are meditations on the similarities and differences between the poetic and scientific imagination; on the poetic use of fractals; on hypertext; on the changing shape of poetry in the scientific age. Commentary by Czech poet and immunologist Miroslav Holub, Paul Lake, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Alice Fulton, Forrest Gander, and Stephanie Strickland, among others, presents a diverse selection of opinions. These viewpoints are complemented by many careful, innovative readings of individual poems informed by the sciences. The writings in this collection not only celebrate the advent of a new age of discovery but also identify the need for a revision of the western thinking that separates the mind and the heart--replacing division with the reciprocity of mutual communication.
Download or read Religion Supernaturalism the Paranormal and Pseudoscience PDF, written by Homayun Sidky and published by Anthem Press. This book was released on 2019-11-30 with total page 520 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Religion, Supernaturalism, the Paranormal, and Pseudoscience" provides a comprehensive rejoinder to the challenges posed to science, scientific anthropology, evolutionary theory and rationality by the advocates of supernatural, paranormal, and pseudoscientific perspectives and modes of thought associated with the current rise of irrationalism, antiintellectualism, and emboldened religious fundamentalism and violence. Drawing upon H. Sidky’s scientific anthropological background and ethnographic field research of supernatural and paranormal beliefs and practices in several cultures over three decades, the book answers several important questions: Why do humans have a proclivity for the supernatural and paranormal thinking? Why has humanity remained shackled to sets of ideas inherited from a violent past that have no basis in reality and which bestow an illusionary solace, promote bloodshed, endless cruelties and fervent hatreds, and have come at a high cost? Why have ancient superstitions been held as sacred, inviolate truths while other aspects of the archaic belief systems of which they were a part have long been discarded? Why have not humans outgrown religion and paranormal beliefs?
Download or read Gaither s Dictionary of Scientific Quotations PDF, written by Carl C. Gaither and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2008-01-08 with total page 1793 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Scientists and other keen observers of the natural world sometimes make or write a statement pertaining to scientific activity that is destined to live on beyond the brief period of time for which it was intended. This book serves as a collection of these statements from great philosophers and thought–influencers of science, past and present. It allows the reader quickly to find relevant quotations or citations. Organized thematically and indexed alphabetically by author, this work makes readily available an unprecedented collection of approximately 18,000 quotations related to a broad range of scientific topics.
Download or read Did They Rest in Peace PDF, written by Joseph William Lewis Jr. M.D. and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2018-10-18 with total page 532 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. By what miracle can an assortment of seemingly unrelated particles come together and correctly assemble to form a human being? Amazingly, once aggregated, these atoms, molecules, and compounds manage to interact reasonably coherently during our lives but seek to return to their dusty state when death occurs. Of the billions of our species who have existed on earth over the millennia, most have quietly and inexorably returned to ashes and dust when their term of life expired. This book tracks some of the misadventures of selected corpses, including burials that went awry to body snatching, exhumations, human-relic collection, and assorted desecrations. Over the years, it seems that a remarkable number of bodies have failed to enjoy the admonition to “Rest in Peace.” Whether these aberrations in the burial process have disturbed the afterlife of the departed, everyone is dying to discover the answer.
Download or read The Two Halves of the Brain PDF, written by Kenneth Hugdahl and published by MIT Press. This book was released on 2010 with total page 717 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: State-of-the-art research on brain asymmetry, explained from molecular to clinical levels.
Download or read Scientists Democracy and Society PDF, written by Pierluigi Barrotta and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-03-21 with total page 199 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This monograph examines the relationship between science and democracy. The author argues that there is no clear-cut division between science and the rest of society. Rather, scientists and laypeople form a single community of inquiry, which aims at the truth. To defend his theory, the author shows that science and society are both heterogeneous and fragmented. They display variable and shifting alliances between components. He also explains how information flow between science and society is bi-directional through “transactional” processes. In other words, science and society mutually define themselves. The author also explains how science is both objective and laden with values. Coverage includes a wide range of topics, such as: the ideal of value-free science, the is/ought divide, “thick terms” and the language of science, inductive risk, the dichotomy between pure science and applied science, constructivism and the philosophy of risk. It also looks at the concepts of truth and objectivity, the autonomy of science, moral and social inquiry, perfectionism and democracy, and the role of experts in democratic societies. The style is philosophical, but the book features many examples and case-studies. It will appeal to philosophers of science, those in science and technology studies as well as interested general readers.
Download or read Memory PDF, written by Elizabeth F. Loftus and published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. This book was released on 1988-01-01 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Our memories are our most reliable sources of information about ourselves, our friends and lovers, our jobs. Or are they? We know we may occasionally forget someone's birthday, miss appointments, or lose track of details. But what about the times we're sure we remember something, only to find out it didn't happen that way? Memory is a look at man's oldest nemesis. Psychologist Elizabeth Loftus tells us not only about the workings of the memory, but also why memory is a faulty faculty, an often unreliable source for the truth. She offers insightful analysis into the many dimensions of memory and discusses the ramifications of these findings in a variety of contexts and offers specific hints on fighting forgetting.