Working on the beliefs of Peruvian Indians, the author embarks on a scientific quest that takes him from the Amazonian rain forest to the libraries of Europe in hopes of proving that DNA can conduct knowledge. Reprint.
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: This adventure in science and imagination, which the Medical Tribune
said might herald "a Copernican revolution for the life sciences," leads the reader through unexplored jungles and uncharted aspects of mind to the heart of knowledge.In a first-person narrative of scientific discovery that opens new perspectives on biology, anthropology, and the limits of rationalism, The Cosmic Serpent
reveals how startlingly different the world around us appears when we open our minds to it.