Broca’s Brain has ratings and reviews. Ayman said: العلم Carl Sagan , writer & scientist, returns from the frontier to tell us about how the world works. 65 quotes from Broca’s Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science: ‘But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are lau. Dive deep into Carl Sagan’s Broca’s Brain with extended analysis, commentary, and discussion.
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With a firm command of both science and humanity, Sagan explores a range of issues related to our existence. 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. He was also awarded the John F. Reflections on the Romance of Science by Carl Sagan. I admired Sagan for volunteering the questionable nature of his own desire for access.
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Dec 16, J Crossley rated it really liked it. The Varieties of Scientific Experience. View all 3 comments. There several points which cover easily understandable subjects then awkwardly and unexpectedly transition into deeply technical speculations and mathematical proofs which are likely to be lost in translation by a reader who has insufficient background in astronomy or physics. Broca’s B Carl Sagan could have been the most favourite science teacher I never had.
Sagan reveals early on in the book that the gist of this book can be understood by the common layperson. After a couple of chapters I was left to wonder if Sagan ever meant this to be a book or whether the publishers cashed in on his popularity and swept in quite a few of his writings and hammered it into a shape that resembled a book.
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Some of his essays, especially the ones where he criticized the views of some of his fellow scientists, are skippable though.
Broca’s Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science by Carl Sagan
To sagaan what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In these chapters I learned new things and gained a new appreciation for Einstein’s in It’s very hard to give a review and rating for the entirety of this book.
We appreciate your feedback. He is never a high-brow scientist writer who mumbles away just for the benefit of his computer and to no one else. The science and mathematics text books that were used at my school time all started off with a little pledge that set out to instill in the young minds a scientific spirit. Mar 25, Ana rated it it was amazing Shelves: A Manual for Creating Atheists.
The End of Faith: My deeply held belief is that if a god of anything like the traditional sort exists, our curiosity and intelligence were provided by such a god With some technical exceptions, the content of this book is very accessible. But one does not live in the cradle forever.
A Personal View of the Search for God As long as there have been human beings, we have posed the deep and fundamental questions If this doesn’t make you think and wonderyour brain needs a jump start! Certain introductory chapters dealing with “Why Science? Sagan is one of my all-time favorite human beings!
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One of the best books of all time. Attention wanders as a result of this and I left the book much disappointed. Want to Read saving…. Such solutions require brilliant, daring and complex people. Broca’s Brain is magnificent at times, but at times it’s dense enough to make up for it, and overall it just felt too muddled for me to give it a very good rating. The Power of Empty Space. I still love Carl Sagan’s writing though.
In here however, Sagan wanders all over the place.
Dec 12, Trevor rated it really liked it. It contains essays covering different topics.
The Rise and Fall of D. I believe that there are many more of them around—in every nation, ethnic group and degree of affluence—than we realize.
To that end, he saved hundreds of human brains in jars of formalin ; among the collection is his own neural organ. Although the ideas ccarl be deep, Sagan is able to communicate the ideas to the masses. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. Views Read Edit View history. From safan number of reviews in the site, it appears that there are quite a few folks who had no issues with such a style but for me it was a jumbled mass.
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And Other Cosmic Quandaries. The Death of Expertise. But the lack is not in intelligence, which is in plentiful supply; rather, the scarce commodity is systematic training in critical thinking.
Other chapters that were interesting to read were related to The Solar System and the usage of Nomenclature within it; on life in our Solar System based on their atmospheres; a chapter based on the Surface and Atmosphere of Titan, the moon of Saturn; Climates of Earth and Mars; Asteroids and Meteorites; Planetary Exploration; Communication and Transportation Speeds; In defense of Robots and AI; the quest for Extraterrestrial Life; Views on God and Religion, our Galaxy and the Universe; and finally a chapter on the usage of psychedelic drugs and its usage to induce Perinatal Memories while relating it to understand the Origins and Nature of Religion and to Cosmology.
Overall, there is a great deal of knowledge to be found in reading this book.