This Idea Must Die: Scientific Theories that are Blocking Progress (Edge Question Series)

Harper Perennial
Each year, John Brockman, publisher of Edge. org—” The world’s smartest website” (The Guardian) challenges some of the world’s greatest scientists, artists and philosophers to answer a provocative question crucial to our time. In 2014 he asked 175 brilliant minds to ponder: What scientific idea needs to be put aside in order to make room for new ideas to advance? The answers are as surprising as they are illuminating. In:

•Steven Pinker dismantles the working theory of human behavior
•Richard Dawkins renounces essentialism
•Sherry Turkle re-evaluates our expectations of artificial intelligence
•Geoffrey West challenges the concept of a “Theory of Everything”
•Andrei Linde suggests that our universe and its laws may not be as unique as we think
•Martin Rees explains why scientific understanding is a limitless goal
•Nina Jablonski argues to rid ourselves of the concept of race
•Alan Guth rethinks the origins of the universe
•Hans Ulrich Obrist warns against glorifying unlimited economic growth
•and much more.

Profound, engaging, thoughtful and ground-breaking, This Idea Must Die will change your perceptions and understanding of our world today. . . And tomorrow.
AuthorMr. John Brockman
Height800 mm
Length531 mm
Width95 mm
Weight121 g
Language TypePublished
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages592
Package Quantity1
Product GroupBook
Publication Date2016-10-31
PublisherHarper Perennial
StudioHarper Perennial
Sales Rank38718
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