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What Have You Changed Your Mind About?: Today's Leading Minds Rethink Everything

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Even geniuses change their minds sometimes. Edge (www.edge.org), the influential online intellectual salon, recently asked 150 high-powered thinkers to discuss their most telling missteps and reconsiderations: What have you changed your mind about? The answers…
This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking

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Edge.org presents brilliant, accessible, cutting-edge ideas to improve our decision-making skills and improve our cognitive toolkits, with contributions by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Richard Dawkins, Brian Eno, Steven Pinker, and more. Featuring a foreword by New…
What We Believe but Cannot Prove: Today's Leading Thinkers on Science in the Age of Certainty

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More than one hundred of the world's leading thinkers write about things they believe in, despite the absence of concrete proof Scientific theory, more often than not, is born of bold assumption, disparate bits of unconnected evidence, and educated leaps of…
What To Think About Machines That Think: Today's Leading Thinkers on the Age of Machine Intelligence

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Weighing in from the cutting-edge frontiers of science, today’s most forward-thinking minds explore the rise of “machines that think.” Stephen Hawking recently made headlines by noting, “The development of full artificial intelligence…
What Should We Be Worried About?: Real Scenarios That Keep Scientists Up At Night

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Drawing from the horizons of science, today's leading thinkers reveal the hidden threats nobody is talking about—and expose the false fears everyone else is distracted by. What should we be worried about? That is the question John Brockman, publisher of…
What Are You Optimistic About?: Today's Leading Thinkers on Why Things Are Good and Getting Better

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The nightly news and conventional wisdom tell us that things are bad and getting worse. Yet despite dire predictions, scientists see many good things on the horizon. John Brockman, publisher of Edge (www.edge.org), the influential online salon, recently asked…
This Will Change Everything: Ideas That Will Shape the Future
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|December 22, 2009

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“ This Will Change Everything offers seemingly radical but actually feasible ideas with the potential to change the world.”—Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel Editor John Brockman continues in the same vein as…
What Is Your Dangerous Idea?: Today’s Leading Thinkers on the Unthinkable

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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…
Thinking: The New Science Of Decision-Making, Problem-Solving, And Prediction

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Unlock your mind From the bestselling authors of Thinking , Fast and Slow ; The Black Swan ; and Stumbling on Happiness comes a cutting-edge exploration of the mysteries of rational thought, decision-making, intuition, morality, willpower, problem-solving,…
This Idea Is Brilliant: Lost, Overlooked, And Underappreciated Scientific Concepts Everyone Should…
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The latest volume in the bestselling series from Edge.org—dubbed “the world’s smartest website” by The Guardian —brings together 206 of the world’s most innovative thinkers to discuss the scientific concepts that everyone…
The Mind: Leading Scientists Explore the Brain, Memory, Personality, and Happiness

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"Theway Brockman interlaces essays about research on the frontiers of science withones on artistic vision, education, psychology and economics is sure to buzzany brain." — Chicago Sun-Times on This WillChange Everything Markingthe debut of a hard-hitting…
This Idea Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress
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|February 17, 2015

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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…