What Is Your Dangerous Idea?

Harper Collins, 13 oct. 2009 - 336 pages
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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.

Contributors include
Daniel C. Dennett • Jared Diamond • Brian Greene • Matt Ridley • Howard Gardner and Freeman Dyson, among others

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Review: What Is Your Dangerous Idea?: Today's Leading Thinkers on the Unthinkable

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Over 100 of today's most notable thinkers offer their two cents to address the question, "What is your dangerous idea?" This collection is a smorgasbord of intellectual creativity, serving up a full course meal for the mind with subjects like biology, technology, economics, physics, and more. Consulter l'avis complet

Review: What Is Your Dangerous Idea?: Today's Leading Thinkers on the Unthinkable

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A really good collection to enjoy the "dangerous ideas" from 108 leading thinkers. It is a wide range, roughly and well grouped. It is definitely a good "meta-thinking" exercise - exploring the ideas ... Consulter l'avis complet

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À propos de l'auteur (2009)

The publisher of the online science salon Edge.org, John Brockman is the editor of the national bestsellers This Idea Must Die, This Explains Everything, This Will Make You Smarter, and other volumes.

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