Intelligence in Nature

Intelligence in Nature presents overwhelming illustrative evidence that independent intelligence is not unique to humanity alone.

Intelligence in Nature

Continuing the journey begun in his acclaimed book The Cosmic Serpent, the noted anthropologist ventures firsthand into both traditional cultures and the most up-todate discoveries of contemporary science to determine nature's secret ways of knowing. Anthropologist Jeremy Narby has altered how we understand the Shamanic cultures and traditions that have undergone a worldwide revival in recent years. Now, in one of his most extraordinary journeys, Narby travels the globe-from the Amazon Basin to the Far East-to probe what traditional healers and pioneering researchers understand about the intelligence present in all forms of life. Intelligence in Nature presents overwhelming illustrative evidence that independent intelligence is not unique to humanity alone. Indeed, bacteria, plants, animals, and other forms of nonhuman life display an uncanny penchant for self-deterministic decisions, patterns, and actions. Narby presents the first in-depth anthropological study of this concept in the West. He not only uncovers a mysterious thread of intelligent behavior within the natural world but also probes the question of what humanity can learn from nature's economy and knowingness in its own search for a saner and more sustainable way of life.

The Nature of Intelligence

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Nature of Intelligence

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Unicist Ontology of Evolution The ontogenetic intelligence of nature

Intelligence. of. Nature. The unicist ontology of evolution explains and predicts
the evolution of living beings, their produces and their actions in a unified field,
ruled by concepts and their natural laws. These natural laws have been named
as ...

The Unicist Ontology of Evolution  The ontogenetic intelligence of nature


Nature Spirits Elemental Beings

Based on the author's own practical experiences in communicating through meditation and tuning in to plants, trees, animals and the landscape.

Nature Spirits   Elemental Beings

Based on firsthand practical experiences of communicating with natural spirits through meditation, this eye-opening guide to healing the earth teaches how to work with elemental beings by describing each in detail while defining their roles within the web of life. As a result of tuning in to plants, trees, and animals, and illustrating the disrupted flow of energies within the landscape, the true impact of human culture upon the harmony of the natural world is evocatively revealed. Insight into related topics, such as how the long-suppressed Goddess culture embraces these energies to make strides toward healing the earth, can set anyone with earth and landscape concerns--gardeners, growers, designers, and builders--one step closer toward becoming environmental warriors.

The Nature of Intelligence

First Published in 1976. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Nature of Intelligence

First Published in 1976. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Swarm Intelligence

The surprising truth is that the future will be pioneered by the collective problem-solvers, making Swarm Intelligence a must-read for business leaders, educators, and anyone else concerned with nurturing creative intelligence and ...

Swarm Intelligence

Companies and organizations everywhere cite creativity as the most desirable - and elusive - leadership quality of the future. Yet scores measuring creativity among American children have been on the wane for decades. A specialist in creative leadership, professor James Haywood Rolling, Jr. knows firsthand that the classroom is a key to either unlocking or blocking the critical imagination. He argues that today's schools, with their focus on rote learning and test-taking, work to stymie creativity, leaving children cut off from their natural impulses and boxed in by low expectations. Drawing on cutting-edge research in the realms of biological swarm theory, systems theory, and complexity theory, Rolling shows why group collaboration and adaptive social networking make us both smarter and more creative, and how we can design education and workplace practices around these natural principles, instead of pushing a limited focus on individual achievement that serves neither children nor their future colleagues, managers and mentors. The surprising truth is that the future will be pioneered by the collective problem-solvers, making Swarm Intelligence a must-read for business leaders, educators, and anyone else concerned with nurturing creative intelligence and innovative habits in today's youth.

Nature Spirits and Elemental Beings

Author contends that there are such things as elemental beings like dwarfs, fairies and nymphs and that there is an intelligence in earth, nature and landscape which is real.

Nature Spirits and Elemental Beings

Author contends that there are such things as elemental beings like dwarfs, fairies and nymphs and that there is an intelligence in earth, nature and landscape which is real.

The Secret Teachings of Plants

NEW SCIENCE / ECOLOGY "Of the truly great books appearing today The Secret Teachings of Plants is easily the most rewarding I have had the privilege of reading.

The Secret Teachings of Plants

Advocates the use of an intuitive cognition in order to discover plants' medicinal and nutritional purposes, including discussions of the scientific model's limits and how, once cultivated, it can be applied to disciplines such as medicine.

The Nature of Human Intelligence

This is an exciting and valuable course book for upper-level students to learn from the originators of the key contemporary ideas in intelligence research about how they think about their work and about the field.

The Nature of Human Intelligence

The study of human intelligence features many points of consensus, but there are also many different perspectives. In this unique book Robert J. Sternberg invites the nineteen most highly cited psychological scientists in the leading textbooks on human intelligence to share their research programs and findings. Each chapter answers a standardized set of questions on the measurement, investigation, and development of intelligence - and the outcome represents a wide range of substantive and methodological emphases including psychometric, cognitive, expertise-based, developmental, neuropsychological, genetic, cultural, systems, and group-difference approaches. This is an exciting and valuable course book for upper-level students to learn from the originators of the key contemporary ideas in intelligence research about how they think about their work and about the field.

The Nature Nurture Basis of Intelligence The Roles of Genetics and Environment in Determining Intelligence

Research Paper (postgraduate) from the year 2017 in the subject Medicine - Human Genetics, grade: 1, Egerton University, language: English, abstract: In an attempt to determine the factors that influence intelligence in humans, ...

The Nature Nurture Basis of Intelligence  The Roles of Genetics and Environment in Determining Intelligence

Research Paper (postgraduate) from the year 2017 in the subject Medicine - Human Genetics, grade: 1, Egerton University, language: English, abstract: In an attempt to determine the factors that influence intelligence in humans, psychologists have investigated the issue from two principal perspectives: nature and nurture. As a result, research studies on these aspects have confirmed that both nature and nurture influences the development of intelligence. According to Heffner, genetic factors have been identified as the influential forces of nature that shape intelligence, whereas environmental factors influence intelligence through exposure or rather nurture. In both schools of thought, it is apparent that tests for intelligence are aimed at determining the level of intelligence through the use of Intelligence Quotient (IQ) test. Similarities and differences in IQ among individuals explain the degree at which genetics and environment influences development of intelligence. Therefore, this research paper discusses nature-nurture basis of intelligence.

Ecological Intelligence

McCallum offers a compelling argument that we must think differently about ourselves and the earth if we are to take seriously the survival of wilderness areas.

Ecological Intelligence

Defines a new way of thinking about the unprecedented environmental pressures of our day. McCallum offers a compelling argument that we must think differently about ourselves and the earth if we are to take seriously the survival of wilderness areas.

Intelligence Heredity and Environment

This book discusses the nature - nurture debate as it relates to human intelligence. This book provides a comprehensive, balanced, up-to-date survey of theory and research on the origins and transmission of human intelligence.

Intelligence  Heredity and Environment

Intelligence, Heredity and Environment provides a comprehensive and current survey of theory and research on human intelligence.

The Nature of Intelligence

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Nature of Intelligence

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

What is Intelligence

Two dozen brief essays by the foremost experts in the field are presented in this volume.

What is Intelligence

Two dozen brief essays by the foremost experts in the field are presented in this volume. Each researcher comments on the nature of intelligence, its measurement, and the future of research in the field, bringing his or her own perspective to bear on the issues. Truly diverse viewpoints are represented: cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, psychometrics, artifical intelligence, cross-cultural psychology, educational psychology, and differential psychology. An introduction that sets an historical and philosophical context, and two essays that interrelate the contributions, complete the volume.

Nature Inspired Computation and Swarm Intelligence

The book includes case studies of diverse real-world applications, balancing explanation of the theory with practical implementation.

Nature Inspired Computation and Swarm Intelligence

Nature-inspired computation and swarm intelligence have become popular and effective tools for solving problems in optimization, computational intelligence, soft computing and data science. Recently, the literature in the field has expanded rapidly, with new algorithms and applications emerging. Nature-Inspired Computation and Swarm Intelligence: Algorithms, Theory and Applications is a timely reference giving a comprehensive review of relevant state-of-the-art developments in algorithms, theory and applications of nature-inspired algorithms and swarm intelligence. It reviews and documents the new developments, focusing on nature-inspired algorithms and their theoretical analysis, as well as providing a guide to their implementation. The book includes case studies of diverse real-world applications, balancing explanation of the theory with practical implementation. Nature-Inspired Computation and Swarm Intelligence: Algorithms, Theory and Applications is suitable for researchers and graduate students in computer science, engineering, data science, and management science, who want a comprehensive review of algorithms, theory and implementation within the fields of nature inspired computation and swarm intelligence. Introduces nature-inspired algorithms and their fundamentals, including: particle swarm optimization, bat algorithm, cuckoo search, firefly algorithm, flower pollination algorithm, differential evolution and genetic algorithms as well as multi-objective optimization algorithms and others Provides a theoretical foundation and analyses of algorithms, including: statistical theory and Markov chain theory on the convergence and stability of algorithms, dynamical system theory, benchmarking of optimization, no-free-lunch theorems, and a generalized mathematical framework Includes a diversity of case studies of real-world applications: feature selection, clustering and classification, tuning of restricted Boltzmann machines, travelling salesman problem, classification of white blood cells, music generation by artificial intelligence, swarm robots, neural networks, engineering designs and others

Petrified Intelligence

In nature, the unity of the concept hides. . . . Estranged from the idea, nature is
only the corpse of the understanding. Nature is the idea, but only implicitly. That
was why Schelling called it a petrified intelligence, others even a frozen
intelligence ...

Petrified Intelligence

A critical introduction to Hegel's metaphysics and philosophy of nature.

Metaphors of Mind

Metaphors of Mind seeks to help readers understand human intelligence as viewed from a variety of standpoints, such as those of psychology, anthropology, computational science, sociology, and philosophy.

Metaphors of Mind

Metaphors of Mind seeks to help readers understand human intelligence as viewed from a variety of standpoints, such as those of psychology, anthropology, computational science, sociology, and philosophy. Much of the present confusion surrounding the concept of intelligence stems from our having looked at it from these different standpoints without considering how they relate to each other or how they might be combined into a unified view that goes beyond the boundaries of a particular discipline. Readers of Metaphors of Mind will come away with a comprehensive understanding of the concept of intelligence and how ideas about it have evolved and are continuing to evolve.