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Cosmic ApprenticeDispatches from the Edges of Science$
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Dorion Sagan

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816681358

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816681358.001.0001

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The Human Is More Than Human

The Human Is More Than Human

I nterspecies Communities and the New Facts of Life

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(p.17) Chapter 1 The Human Is More Than Human
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Cosmic Apprentice
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Dorion Sagan

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816681358.003.0002

Shows the rich ancestry of the being we call human, whose body has been continuously occupied, and whose behavior has been modified by microbial others since the inception of our species. Shows Toxoplama linked to promiscuity in women. Argues symbiotic life forms can only be understood as natural energy-dispersing systems.

Keywords:   science, philosophy, Bataille, Whitehead, Derrida, Margulis, biopolitics, psychedelics, thermodynamics

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