What Is Your Dangerous Idea?: Today’s Leading Thinkers on the Unthinkable
Harper Collins, 13 oct. 2009 - 336 pages
The world's leading scientific thinkers explore bold, remarkable, perilous ideas that could change our lives—for better . . . or for worse . . .
From Copernicus to Darwin, to current-day thinkers, scientists have always promoted theories and unveiled discoveries that challenge everything society holds dear; ideas with both positive and dire consequences. Many thoughts that resonate today are dangerous not because they are assumed to be false, but because they might turn out to be true.
What do the world's leading scientists and thinkers consider to be their most dangerous idea? Through the leading online forum Edge (www.edge.org), the call went out, and this compelling and easily digestible volume collects the answers. From using medication to permanently alter our personalities to contemplating a universe in which we are utterly alone, to the idea that the universe might be fundamentally inexplicable, What Is Your Dangerous Idea? takes an unflinching look at the daring, breathtaking, sometimes terrifying thoughts that could forever alter our world and the way we live in it.
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LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - nocto - LibraryThing
A collection of short essays about the next "dangerous idea". Copernicus's idea that the earth went round the moon and Darwin's idea of evolution are given as the stock examples of ideas that were ... Consulter l'avis complet
LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - mcelhra - LibraryThing
This book contains over a hundred essays from scientists and thinkers on what they consider to be their most dangerous idea. Some ideas were good, some were ridiculous and some were incomprehensable ... Consulter l'avis complet
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What is Your Dangerous Idea?: Today's Leading Thinkers on the Unthinkable
Affichage d'extraits - 2006
What is your dangerous idea?: today's leading thinkers on the unthinkable
Affichage d'extraits - 2007