This Idea Must Die

Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress
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Author(s): John Brockman
Series: Edge Question
Original Publish Date: Feb 17, 2015
Product Number: EB00405791
Released: Feb 17, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062374356
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Description

The bestselling editor of This Explains Everything brings together 175 of the world's most brilliant minds to tackle Edge.org's 2014 question: What scientific idea has become a relic blocking human progress? 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 reevaluates 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 groundbreaking, This Idea Must Die will change your perceptions and understanding of our world today...?nd tomorrow.

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CD
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Author(s): John Brockman
Product Number DD16211
Released: Feb 17, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781494508982
eAudio
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Author(s): John Brockman
Product Number Z100089659
Released: Feb 17, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781494528980

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