The Resource Darwin's pharmacy : sex, plants, and the evolution of the noösphere, Richard Doyle

Darwin's pharmacy : sex, plants, and the evolution of the noösphere, Richard Doyle

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Darwin's pharmacy : sex, plants, and the evolution of the noösphere
Title
Darwin's pharmacy
Title remainder
sex, plants, and the evolution of the noösphere
Statement of responsibility
Richard Doyle
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. In doing so, they engage our awareness of the noösphere, defined by V.I. Vernadsky as the thinking stratum of the earth, the realm of consciousness feeding back onto the biosphere. Sharing intelligence, connecting with the noösphere and integrating individuality into its ecosystemic context offers powerful and promising ways to respond to ecosystems in crisis, and formed the backdrop of what Doyle dubs the "ecodelic" thought of the environmental movement. Yet current policies criminalize the use of plant-based psychedelics while simultaneously feeding a violent global black market for refined and chemically-derived drugs.In this tour de force of "first-person science, " Doyle takes his readers on a mind bending journey through the work of William Burroughs, Kary Mullis, Lynn Margulis, Timothy Leary, Norma Panduro, Albert Hoffman, Aldous Huxley, Dennis and Terrence McKenna, John Lilly and Phillip K. Dick. Readers who take the journey that is Darwin's Pharmacy will experience extraordinary insights into evolutionary theory, the war on drugs, the internet, and the nature of human consciousness itself -- Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1963-
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Doyle, Richard
Dewey number
570.1
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH331
LC item number
.D688 2011
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QH331
NAL item number
.D688 2011
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
In vivo: the cultural mediations of biomedical science
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  • Biology
  • Gaia hypothesis
  • Biosphere
  • Hallucinogenic plants
  • Hallucinogenic drugs
  • Consciousness
  • Sexual selection in animals
  • Rhetoric
  • Biological Phenomena
  • Philosophy
  • Hallucinogens
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Darwin's pharmacy : sex, plants, and the evolution of the noösphere, Richard Doyle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: glimpsing the peacock angel -- The flowers of perception: trip reports, stigmergy, and the Nth person plural -- Rhetorical Mycelium: psychedelics as eloquence adjuncts? -- Rhetorical adjuncts and the evolution of rhetoric: Darwin's impassioned speech -- LSDNA: creative problem solving, consciousness expansion, and the emergence of biotechnology -- Hyperbolic: divining Ayahuasca -- The transgenic involution -- From zero to one: metaprogramming noise, with special reference to plant intelligence -- Epilogue: in Darwin's dreams
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 358 p.
Isbn
9780295990941
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011001201
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ill.
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  • (CaMWU)u2435474-01umb_inst
  • 2457970
  • (Sirsi) i9780295990941
  • (OCoLC)682897080
Label
Darwin's pharmacy : sex, plants, and the evolution of the noösphere, Richard Doyle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: glimpsing the peacock angel -- The flowers of perception: trip reports, stigmergy, and the Nth person plural -- Rhetorical Mycelium: psychedelics as eloquence adjuncts? -- Rhetorical adjuncts and the evolution of rhetoric: Darwin's impassioned speech -- LSDNA: creative problem solving, consciousness expansion, and the emergence of biotechnology -- Hyperbolic: divining Ayahuasca -- The transgenic involution -- From zero to one: metaprogramming noise, with special reference to plant intelligence -- Epilogue: in Darwin's dreams
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 358 p.
Isbn
9780295990941
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011001201
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2435474-01umb_inst
  • 2457970
  • (Sirsi) i9780295990941
  • (OCoLC)682897080

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