The publisher of the online science salon Edge.org, John Brockman is the editor of The Universe, This Explains Everything, This Will Make You Smarter, and other volumes. He is the founder of the literary agency Brockman, Inc., and lives in New York City.
The result is an interesting and very entertaining book that is a lot of fun to read and ponder.
Often, two very well-articulated dangerous ideas will be in complete contradiction to one another and will thus be placed one right after the other.
I'll probably use this book as a starting point to explore some of the ideas presented in further detail!
Awesome. Although it's one of the books that I need to read for the assignment for my class, I'll still recommend other to read it!Published 7 months ago by Eric Huo
According to founder and editor, John Brockman, the Edge Question was first posed in 1998: "What questions are you asking yourself? Read morePublished 15 months ago by Robert Morris
I gave it 3 stars for the nice font. But this is the most racist book ever.
"Groups of people may..." i can't even finish this. Read more
Well the ideas were not as dangerous as we have hoped. Moreover anyone expecting Little Green Men maybe disappointed. Read morePublished on August 20, 2012 by Jack Young
In 110 short essays by over 100 different writers, this book runs the gamut from the provocative to the banal (sometimes even empty) to the profound. Read morePublished on May 26, 2012 by Fenway Forever
Essays written by academics, philosophers, scientists and more, pushing the boundaries of conventional wisdom and thought. Read morePublished on March 26, 2012 by Carioca56
I bought this and the "Believe But Can Not Prove" version of this book at the same time. I had I bought either first I probably wouldn't have bought the other. Read morePublished on November 1, 2010 by Jonathan Taylor
Cue omininous organ music - there are some things Man Is Not Meant To Know!
(But we'd be better off if we did! Read more