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Chimeras and ConsciousnessEvolution of the Sensory Self$
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Lynn Margulis, Celeste A. Asikainen, and Wolfgang E. Krumbein

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262015394

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015394.001.0001

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Life’s Sensibilities

Life’s Sensibilities

(p.1) Introduction: Life’s Sensibilities
Chimeras and Consciousness
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This book concentrates on connected themes: organisms interacting and consciousness arising. The word “chimera” refers to a mythical beast that blends the parts of real animals. This book also describes life’s components. The significance of chimeras in evolution is explored. It also presents a comparison of different brains. This book is designed to put upstart primates in the sensory context of other life forms. It proffers a modest, tentative beginning of a scientific inquiry into the evolution of the collective sensory capacity of life. An overview of the chapters included in this book is given.

Keywords:   chimera, evolution, brains, primates, sensory capacity, life

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