Posts Tagged ‘Raymond Tallis’

A quote from Raymond Tallis, Aping Mankind: Neuromania, Darwinitis and the Misrepresentation of Humanity p. 113-114 ‘Yes, there is a sense in which it is correct to invoke the opposition between “the organism” and “the environment” in the case of an insentient creature such a a bacterium. The organism does not, however, itself lie at […]

A couple of quotes Raymond Tallis, Aping Mankind: Neuromania, Darwinitis and the Misrepresentation of Humanity p. 10 “As an atheist and also a humanist I believe that we should develop an image of humanity that is richer and truer to our distinctive nature than that of an exceptionally gifted chimp. It does not seem to […]

Raymond Tallis, Aping Mankind: Neuromania, Darwinitis and the Misrepresentation of Humanity On the everything-list Craig has written his expression about this book http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list/t/245a491e18bd2121 and I have decided to read it. I am personally annoyed by statements from science that we are just biological machines and I have decided to read the opposite camp. Craig’s recommendation happens to […]

A quote from Raymond Tallis, Aping Mankind: Neuromania, Darwinitis and the Misrepresentation of Humanity p. 30 “The brain theory was contested by champions of other organs. The most famous was Aristotle, for whom the heart, not the brain, was the seat of the intellect. The brain, he said, served only to cool the blood; and […]