“Jonathan Balcombe is a rare being, a scientist who has escaped the narrow orthodoxies of institutional science, an intelligent human being who is more than ready to recognize intelligences of other kinds, an intuitive and empathetic observer who nevertheless does not abandon the highest standards of intellectual inquiry,” says J.M. Coetzee, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, who wrote the book’s foreword.
Find out more about the inner lives of animals at the talks and book signings listed in the link below. Check venue Web sites for addresses and to confirm times. Even Joseph-Beth Booksellers hosted a talk and signing in Pittsburgh this week! If you attended, I'd love to hear your review!
PCRM Online Newsletter Nobel Prize Winner Praises New Book's Case for Animal Intelligence and Emotion April 2010
Do baboons have a keen sense of right and wrong? Do chickens find certain human faces attractive in the same way people do? Do cats and dogs get their feelings hurt? In his new book, Second Nature, Jonathan Balcombe, Ph.D., an ethologist and biologist affiliated with PCRM, makes the case that animals, once viewed only as mindless automatons, actually have rich sensory experiences and emotional complexity.
“New scientific findings reveal that animals are perceptive, intelligent, and emotional in ways undreamt of a generation ago,” says Dr. Balcombe, whose earlier book Pleasurable Kingdom explored animals’ capacity for happiness. “Our new understanding should influence how we treat other species. It’s time for a new ethic and dramatic shift in humankind’s relationship with other animals.”
Yours in Wellness, Gratitude and Reverence for All Life,
Suzen Sharda Segall
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