Publisher description for What have you changed your mind about? : today's leading minds rethink everything / edited by John Brockman ; with an introduction by Brian Eno.
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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 were brilliant, eye-opening, fascinating, sometimes shocking, and certain to kick-start countless passionate debates.
Read Steven Pinker on the future of human evolution Richard Dawkins on the mysteries of courtship Sam Harris on the indifference of Mother Nature Nassim Nicholas Taleb on the irrelevance of probability Chris Anderson on the reality of global warming Alan Alda on the existence of God Lisa Randall on the secrets of the Sun Ray Kurzweil on the possibility of extraterrestrial life Brian Eno on what it means to be a "revolutionary" Helen Fisher on love, fidelity, and the viability of marriage Irene Pepperberg on learning from parrots. . . and many others.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Discoveries in science -- Forecasting.
Science and the humanities.