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Prometheus's Brother: Gods, Science, and Camels by [Pornin, Thomas]
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Length: 192 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled

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The gods fashioned the living beings out of clay, and delegated to two titans, Prometheus and Epimetheus, the task of equipping them with all their proper legs and teeth and wings and fur. This is what Plato relates in the "Protagoras". 2,400 years later, we invented science, refined biology, theorised evolution; and yet, we still think of animal species as small clay sculptures with well-defined, divinely allotted attributes.

We see the world with our grandparents' eyes: our minds recognise and analyse objects and concepts by sifting them through mental categories that we inherited from our ancestors. Ideas have history. This book thus tries to put the notion of animal species in its historical context, and that context spans more than two millennia of religion, philosophy, science, and camel husbandry.

About the Author

Thomas Pornin is a computer scientist who dabbles in history, and science, and history of science, for the love of knowledge and words.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 9785 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01GUL24C4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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