What Have You Changed Your Mind About?: Today's Leading Minds Rethink Everything

What Have You Changed Your Mind About?: Today's Leading Minds Rethink Everything

by John Brockman

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Overview

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 are brilliant, eye-opening, fascinating, sometimes shocking, and certain to kick-start countless passionate debates.

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 • 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061686542
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/20/2014
Series: Edge Question Series
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 590,338
Product dimensions: 7.98(w) x 5.32(h) x 0.92(d)

About the Author

The publisher of the online science salon Edge.org, John Brockman is the editor of Know ThisThis Idea Must Die, This Explains Everything, This Will Make You Smarter, and other volumes.

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What Have You Changed Your Mind About?: Today's Leading Minds Rethink Everything 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Jaie22 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Some essays were great, others pretty boring. All depended on how scientific the thing the mind was changed about was.