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by Richard M. Doyle

Free eBook Darwin's Pharmacy: Sex, Plants, and the Evolution of the Noosphere (In Vivo) download ISBN: 0295990945
Author: Richard M. Doyle
Publisher: University of Washington Press (May 16, 2011)
Language: English
Pages: 336
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Doyle expands wonder from dreams to ecodelic states and the possibilities of. .I loved this book Darwin's Pharmacy performs its thesis. Doyle/ayahuasca's prose is persuasive, rhythmic, organic, and sensual

―Stanley Shostak, University of Pittsburgh. It's rare to find literature in this genre that speaks so intelligently & poetically on such an essential, emerging topic- and I sincerely enjoyed this author's ideas & writing the whole way through. I found the passages on linguistics (as well as 'sound/icaro as guide') especially poignant. Darwin's Pharmacy performs its thesis. Doyle/ayahuasca's prose is persuasive, rhythmic, organic, and sensual. It rises to the sublime with astonishingly frequency.

Darwin's Pharmacy: Sex, Plants, and the Evolution of the Noosphere. To explore the rhetoric of the psychedelic experience and its significance to evolution, Doyle takes his readers on an epic journey through the writings of William Burroughs and Kary Mullis, the work of ethnobotanists and anthropologists, and anonymous trip reports. The results offer surprising insights into evolutionary theory, the war on drugs, the internet, and the nature of human consciousness itself. com/watch?v xof-t2cAob4. Read on the Scribd mobile app.

Darwin's Pharmacy book. Are humans unwitting partners in evolution with psychedelic plants? Darwin's Pharmacy shows they are by weaving the evolutionary theory of sexual selection and the study of rhetoric together with the science and literature of psychedelic drugs. Long suppressed as components of the human tool kit, psychedelic plants can be usefully modeled as "eloquence adjuncts" that Are humans unwitting partners in evolution with psychedelic plants?

Darwin’s Pharmacy shows they are by weaving the evolutionary theory of.

Darwin’s Pharmacy shows they are by weaving the evolutionary theory of sexual selection and the study of rhetoric together with the science and literature of psychedelic drugs. Long suppressed as components of the human tool kit, psychedelic plants can be usefully modeled as eloquence adjuncts that intensify a crucial component of sexual selection in humans: discourse. Psychedelic plants seduce us to interact with them, building an ongoing interdependence: rhetoric as evolutionary mechanism. In doing so, they engage our awareness of the noosphere, or thinking stratum of the earth.

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Are humans unwitting partners in evolution with psychedelic plants? Darwin's Pharmacy weaves the evolutionary theory of sexual selection and the study of rhetoric together with the science and literature of psychedelic drugs. Long suppressed as components of the human tool kit, psychedelic plants can be usefully modeled as "eloquence adjuncts" that intensify a crucial component of sexual selection in humans: discourse.

Darwin's Pharmacy Sex, Plants, and the Evolution of the Noosphere by Richard M. Doyle and Publisher University of Washington Press. Save up to 80% by choosing the eTextbook option for ISBN: 9780295803005, 0295803002. The print version of this textbook is ISBN: 9780295990941, 0295990945.

Darwin's Pharmacy weaves the evolutionary theory of sexual selection and the study of rhetoric.

This book inquires into the swarm of ontological, epistemological, and ethical questions provoked by psychedelic . Richard M. Doyle is professor of English and science, technology, and society at Pennsylvania State University.

This book inquires into the swarm of ontological, epistemological, and ethical questions provoked by psychedelic experience in the context of global ecological crisis. He is the author of On Beyond Living and Wetwares.

Are humans unwitting partners in evolution with psychedelic plants? Darwin’s Pharmacy shows they are by weaving the evolutionary theory of sexual selection and the study of rhetoric together with the science and literature of psychedelic drugs. Long suppressed as components of the human tool kit, psychedelic plants can be usefully modeled as “eloquence adjuncts” that intensify a crucial component of sexual selection in humans: discourse.Psychedelic plants seduce us to interact with them, building an ongoing interdependence: rhetoric as evolutionary mechanism. In doing so, they engage our awareness of the noosphere, or thinking stratum of the earth. The realization that the human organism is part of an interconnected ecosystem is an apprehension of immanence that could ultimately benefit the planet and its inhabitants.To explore the rhetoric of the psychedelic experience and its significance to evolution, Doyle takes his readers on an epic journey through the writings of William Burroughs and Kary Mullis, the work of ethnobotanists and anthropologists, and anonymous trip reports. The results offer surprising insights into evolutionary theory, the war on drugs, the internet, and the nature of human consciousness itself.Check out the book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/user/UWashingtonPress#p/u/0/xof-t2cAob4
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Zeleence
I loved this book. It's rare to find literature in this genre that speaks so intelligently & poetically on such an essential, emerging topic-- and I sincerely enjoyed this author's ideas & writing the whole way through.

I found the passages on linguistics (as well as 'sound/icaro as guide') especially poignant. As was everything he had to say about perception and skepticism. I'm going to remind myself to share this idea from the book next time I am challenged: in the search for truth, it's not always most efficacious to be skeptical of the experiences, but rather of our limited framework of interpretation.

The fact that you are in academia also gives me hope on a personal level because I am a young professor-in-residence/life coach/psychonaut teaching in the Honors College at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, but often wonder if I will (be able to) stay in an academic environment long... seeing how with each journey I take, I find it harder and harder to hide myself in my purest form, and I fear that form is not scholarly-friendly! (i.e. I recently wrote a blog about a "mystical" experience... some of my students stumbled upon it and enjoyed it, however, I'm not so sure the Dean would.)

Anyway, you are fantastic, and thank you again for such a great collection of thoughts and realities.

All the best,
Jaclyn
Virn
Extremely meandering. The basic ideas could be summed up fairly quickly, and a lot of the meandered discussion was interesting and insightful--but it's just tough to keep interested. Ironically, the unnatural structure and flow is the main interest-killer here. Just when you're getting into some of the more flowy musings, he tugs back to keep on the chapter's main idea. Then just when you're getting into the ideas, he starts wandering again.

That said, form matches content in a lot of ways. The same way that everything feels equally, momentously important and connected to everything else when you're on hallucinogens, that's how the book seems to be conceived and written. I'll just say that it works better as a feeling than as a structure for an argument.
FEISKO
Rich Doyle is as eloquent and clever as they come, and makes a solid argument that "psychedelic" plants helped usher in syntactic human language – and provide us with a new ontology more well-adapted than our ego narratives for navigating our increasingly bizarre postmodern age. Somehow along the way he manages to make an incredibly dorky volume just as sexy, teach us why we all love flowers, explain how language is an algorithm for self-propagating ineffability, and make tripping seem like it might almost be a moral obligation for transhumanists.

This book belongs in the library of every evolutionary biologist, philosopher, technologist, and psychonaut, or any combination thereof.
Malalrajas
Doyle's work is cogent, well-researched, and far-reaching in its implications. It's simply a "must read" for anyone in rhetoric studies.
Malahelm
Great read! Unique and empowering logical and philosophical perspectives that really expand your mind and leave room to create your own ideas. Recommend this for all my conscious homies out there.
Blacknight
A Note on Darwin's Pharmacy:

"May we give true voice/ To the statements of Thy creatures [ . . . ] May we compete with one another,/ To Speak for Thy Creation with more justice--" Kenneth Burke, "Dialectician's Hymn"

I can't provide a better summary than those already posted here, and elsewhere on the web. However . . . on one very significant point, those posted here miss the mark. Darwin's Pharmacy *performs* its thesis. Doyle/ayahuasca's prose is persuasive, rhythmic, organic, and sensual. It rises to the sublime with astonishingly frequency. Its richness, music, and exuberance are hypnotic. It is the glow of his personal rhetorico-spiritual practice. It conjures bliss. It induces longing. It rocks, and it's a real trip. But most importantly, it rings true like a Tibetan gong.
Togar
Doyle takes off after Aldous Huxley, Crick, Wasson, Lilly, Timothy Leary, and what Psychedelics mean for Human, Noospherian, Gaian, Earth, Moon , & our Solar System Destiny after Teilhard de Chardin & V I Vernadsky. Someone has , finally, reviewed Huxley's Doors of Perception and Leary's Acid Tao manuals of the 60's. After Fifty Plus years. Introduces the new FPS, First Person Science, to include ourselves in studying ourselves. Gregory Bateson's Mind in Nature really gets fleshed out and embodied. Rhetoric gets the Embodied Treatment. It's immense, imbricate your Self too! DNA & Cellular Wisdom will thank you!
The Biosphere: Complete Annotated Edition
As an exploration of ideas and revolutionary concepts this book is brilliant, arguably the work of genius. As a communication of those ideas, I would have to say it leaves much to be desired. My vocabulary is considerable, but I found myself distracted and annoyed by the need to search for word definitions on nearly every page. And I had to leave bread crumbs on my way into many paragraphs in order to find my way out of them. Because this is not a technical manual, I was hoping for something much more readable. However, I will continue to plow through this work, as the concepts are really engaging and worth assimilating.