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An Instinct for Dragons

An Instinct for Dragons Where did the dragon originate And how is it that people from Africa to China to America picture it the same

  • Title: An Instinct for Dragons
  • Author: David E. Jones
  • ISBN: 9780415927215
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Paperback
  • Where did the dragon originate And how is it that people from Africa to China to America picture it the same

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    1. A really fascinating and illuminating theory, and one that makes so much sense that it now seems obvious to me. While it takes away some of the magic and enchantment that surrounds the idea of 'dragon', it also inspires a sense of awe at the sheer scope and multifaceted complexity of the effects of time and space on the collective and individual human psyche. The concepts presented in this book run the gamit from anthropology, sociology and mythology to psychology, biology, and evolutionary theo [...]

    2. A fascinating look at the primate instincts, based on the early natural predators of our ancestors, that create the psychological complex making the concept of "dragons" a universal human phenomenon.

    3. This was kind of a fun book. It had some interesting thoughts on why there are dragons across every culture.

    4. Very interesting approach to dragons! I am not going to give more away than to say it is a fascinating approach from a biological-evolutionary perspective.

    5. This is my first experience with evolutionary psychology. Looks pretty interesting, though it's all pretty new to me. I've been picking it up off and on the last year, but keep getting distracted with my real work. The author attempts to analyze the universality of the dragon in the world's various cultures by deriving the common features of this supernatural creature from the primary enemies of our primate ancestors-- big cats, raptors, and snakes, I believe. My initial reaction was skeptical, [...]

    6. This was disappointing, but probably because I anticipated a different book than the one the author wrote. This literally explores the instinctual basis for a universal belief in dragon-creatures (pretty much what the title indicated :-) )

    7. This was an interesting book. It had too much of an emphasis on human evolution for how the concepts of dragons originated, but had a really good biography for those interested in looking at more books on dragons. Fascinating research, even if I disagree with a lot of it.2.5 Stars. (Okay)

    8. Year 2012 is special for several reasons. I was born in the Chinese Year of the Dragon and the topic of dragons fascinates me. They have amazed many cultures on all the continents and over many millennia. Today I saw the History Channel special and they referenced this book.

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