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S we think Martin Rees explains why scientific understanding is a limitless goal Alan Guth rethinks the origins of the universe Sam Harris argues that our definition of science is too narrow Nobel Prize winner Frank Wilczek disputes the division between mind and matter Lawrence Krauss challenges the notion that the laws of physics were preordained plus contributions from Daniel Goleman Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Nicholas Carr Rebecca Newberger Goldstein Matt Ridley Stewart Brand Sean Carroll Daniel C Dennett Helen Fisher Douglas Rushkoff Lee Smolin Kevin Kelly Freeman Dyson and others. This Idea Must Die Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress Edge uestion Series by John Brockman This Idea Must Die is the thought provocative book of scientific essays brought to you by The

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Reporting from the cutting edge of scientific discovery today's visionary thinkers target the greatest roadblocks to innovationFew truly new ideas are developed without first abandoning old ones In the past discoveries often had to wait for the rise of the next generation to see uestions in a new light and let go of old truisms Today in a world that is defined by a rapid rate of change staying on the cutting edge has as much to do with shedding outdated notions as adopting new ones In this spirit John Brockman publisher of the online salon Edgeorg the world's smartest website The G. The problem with books of this nature is that either the death of an idea is such a no brainer that it doesn t deserve an essay or it s the bete noire of the author For example in this volume one can

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Uardian asked 175 of the world's most influential scientists economists artists and philosophers What scientific idea is ready for retirementJared Diamond explores the diverse ways that new ideas emerge Nassim Nicholas Taleb takes down the standard deviation Richard Thaler and novelist Ian McEwan reveal the usefulness of bad ideas Steven Pinker dismantles the working theory of human behavior Richard Dawkins renounces essentialism Sherry Turkle reevaluates our expectations of artificial intelligence Physicist Andrei Linde suggests that our universe and its laws may not be as uniue a. I read all the women first


10 thoughts on “This Idea Must Die Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress

  1. says:

    This book was a lot like the TED conferences While you're watching them you think they're the most brilliant thing you've ever seen and just wonder why you didn't come up with thinking about the problem that way on your own But when it's over you start to think maybe that wasn't worth my time after all This book was fun while doing it but I strongly suspect it wasn't worth my timeSome essays were very good I really liked Alan Alda's on why

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    Bullet ReviewThis was a Goodreads Giveaway win That didn't influence my review one bitSo This took nearly 2 years to finish why? Perhaps because it suffered from being too long with too many voices saying the same thing two essays have the exact same title and subject matter as well as opinionThat said when the essays were good they were VERY good I can't seem to find any off the top of my head but they were there Unfortunately

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    The problem with books of this nature is that either the death of an idea is such a no brainer that it doesn't deserve an essay or it's the bete noire of the author For example in this volume one can find essays that call for the final interment of String Theory alongside others that as vigorously defend it Or materialists who de

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    I read all the women first

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    This book is a collection of essays; answers to the uestion What scientific idea is ready for retirement? This format is like placing a soap box in the middle of a town full of cranks uacks sophists pseudo intellec

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    Another Brockman curated sampling of thought from his roster of scientists this collection explores scientific ideas that are blocking progress Interestingly many of the contributors to this book are opposed to research that is championed by other contributors and the counterpoints were often striking This one kind of grated on me at times because some of the essays were arguing against things that interest me but it w

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    Review title Death Wish VIThe Death Wish movie franchise was a series of movies up to V where Charles Bronson's wifedaugtermothergirlfriend would be attackedkidnappedtorturedrapedmurdered by a lone psychogangcult where upon Bronson would exact revenge Kind of like Taken without Liam Neeson's voice I have entitled my review as the

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    This Idea Must Die Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress Edge uestion Series by John Brockman “This Idea Must Di

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    For a book seeking to dispel common scientific misconceptions this book is startlingly inaccessible to the average every

  10. says:

    This book was a chore to plow through The title and the concept intrigued me yet I was disappointed in the overall

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