This Idea Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress (Edge Question Series)

John Brockman


The bestselling editor of This Explains every little thing brings jointly one hundred seventy five of the world’s such a lot outstanding minds to take on Edge.org’s 2014 query: What clinical suggestion has develop into a relic blockading human progress?

Each yr, John Brockman, writer of Edge.org—”The world’s smartest web site” (The Guardian)—challenges the various world’s maximum scientists, artists, and philosophers to respond to a provocative query the most important to our time. In 2014 he requested a hundred seventy five marvelous minds to examine: What clinical inspiration should be set aside with a view to make room for brand spanking new principles to improve? The solutions are as remarkable as they're illuminating. In :

  • Steven Pinker dismantles the operating thought of human behavior
  • Richard Dawkins renounces essentialism
  • Sherry Turkle reevaluates our expectancies of synthetic intelligence
  • Geoffrey West demanding situations the concept that of a “Theory of Everything”
  • Andrei Linde means that our universe and its legislation is probably not as precise as we think
  • Martin Rees explains why clinical knowing is a unlimited goal
  • Nina Jablonski argues to rid ourselves of the idea that of race
  • Alan Guth rethinks the origins of the universe
  • Hans Ulrich Obrist warns opposed to glorifying limitless financial growth
  • and masses more.

Profound, enticing, considerate, and groundbreaking, This notion needs to Die will switch your perceptions and realizing of our global this present day . . . and tomorrow.

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