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The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence” by Carl Sagan

Reptiles have been part of our world for over 500 million years, long before humans arrived. We coexisted with hissing, crawling, and aquatic reptiles, sharing our planet with these incredible creatures. 

As Carl Sagan wisely noted, it’s no surprise that reptiles have left their mark in the stories and symbols of civilizations and religions worldwide. From the serpent in Eden to snake worship in ancient Egypt and the enduring snake symbolism in modern India, reptiles have a special place in our hearts.  And here’s a thought: Have you ever wondered if the hissing sound we make to express silence or disapproval might be connected to our ancient reptilian companions? This questions that spark my curiosity.

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