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The Biology Of Death
Lyall Watson
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Jan 27, 2009 Karl Steel rated it did not like it
Picked up for a quarter from a stoop sale. Starts off fascinating by muddling the distinction between death and life, and observes that sexual reproduction, which grants individuality, also leads to death [he's speaking, by the way, in terms of evolutionary science, not in terms of morals:]. Raises questions about whether a hive should be considered a single organism, which dovetails nicely with, say, Deleuze & Guattari. Etc. But then rapidly becomes a relic of the 70s, with claims for ...more
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Lyall Watson was a South African botanist, zoologist, biologist, anthropologist, ethologist, and author of many new age books, among the most popular of which is the best seller Supernature. Lyall Watson tried to make sense of natural and supernatural phenomena in biological terms. He is credited with the first published use of the term "hundredth monkey" in his 1979 book, Lifetide. It is a ...more
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