Drawn from the cutting-edge frontiers of science, This
Explains Everything will revolutionize your understanding of
What is your favorite deep, elegant, or beautiful
This is the question John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org ("The
world''s smartest website"-The Guardian), posed to the
world''s most influential minds. Flowing from the horizons of
physics, economics, psychology, neuroscience, and more, This
Explains Everything presents 150 of the most surprising and
brilliant theories of the way of our minds, societies, and universe
Jared Diamond on biological electricity . Nassim Nicholas Taleb
on positive stress . Steven Pinker on the deep genetic roots of
human conflict . Richard Dawkins on pattern recognition . Nobel
Prize-winning physicist Frank Wilczek on simplicity . Lisa Randall
on the Higgs mechanism . BRIAN Eno on the limits of intuition .
Richard Thaler on the power of commitment . V. S. Ramachandran on
the "neural code" of consciousness . Nobel Prize winner ERIC KANDEL
on the power of psychotherapy . Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on "Lord
Acton''s Dictum" . Lawrence M. Krauss on the unification of
electricity and magnetism . plus contributions by Martin J. Rees .
Kevin Kelly . Clay Shirky . Daniel C. Dennett . Sherry Turkle .
Philip Zimbardo . Lee Smolin . Rebecca Newberger Goldstein . Seth
Lloyd . Stewart Brand . George Dyson . Matt Ridley