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The publisher of the influential online science salon Edge.org, John Brockman is the editor of Thinking, This Explains Everything, This Will Make You Smarter, and What Should We Be Worried About? He founded the literary agency Brockman Inc. and lives in New York City.
A wonderful piece, one that I will read again at random, again and again.
The acceptance and reliance on our perceived data is almost universal in these essays, as if none of these scientists ever took Philosophy 101 and studied Kant.
I think that we could all benefit from reading about how thoughtful men and women were humble and open enough to admit that they were wrong.
OK. My title is overstated. The arrogance is not absolute. There are few people who aren't filled with themselves. But it isn't worth the price of the book to find them. Read morePublished on February 12, 2010 by Gary Loren Mccallister
Most non-fiction books are written to advance a thesis; to present a conclusion, a theory which explains the facts. Read morePublished on April 6, 2009 by G. M. Arnold
I enjoyed this book (actually a compilation of essays at the wonderful scientific websiteEdge.org). A number of prominent scientists like Richard Dawkins, Scott Atran, and Freeman... Read morePublished on March 18, 2009 by J. Davis
Sorry - it's pretty equivocating - and mostly scientific "changes" not values - beliefs tough stuff.Published on February 10, 2009 by Kris