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John Brockman, a cultural impresario, is founder of Brockman, Inc., a literary agency. He is author of The Third Culture, founder and editor of the highly acclaimed website Edge, and editor of the Edge Annual Question book series, and the Best of Edge book series.
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.
I keep reading reviews of how provocative these essays are, and my only response to these people is: you need to get out more--or maybe stay inside and read more books. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Abner Rosenweig
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
Sorry - it's pretty equivocating - and mostly scientific "changes" not values - beliefs tough stuff.Published on February 10, 2009 by Kris