What Are You Optimistic About?: Today’s Leading Thinkers on Why Things Are Good and Getting Better (Edge Question Series)

Sách Ebooks PDF, Epub, Prc What Are You Optimistic About?: Today’s Leading Thinkers on Why Things Are Good and Getting Better (Edge Question Series) Nguồn gốc: HarperCollins Publishers, Tác giả: John BrockmanNXBHarper PerennialNăm XB2014/07/15, Trọng lượng (gr): 305Kích thước20.3 x 2.3 x 13.5Số trang374Hình thứcBìa MềmSản phẩm hiển thị trongBest Self-Help Books for WomenFavorite Author – John BrockmanHarperCollins PublishersSản phẩm bán chạy nhấtTop 100 sản phẩm Science: General Issues bán chạy của tháng. Thuộc danh mục sách: FOREIGN BOOKS SCIENCE & GEOGRAPHY SCIENCE: GENERAL ISSUES

what are you optimistic about?: today's leading thinkers on why things are good and getting better (edge question series)

WHAT ARE YOU OPTIMISTIC ABOUT?: TODAY’S LEADING THINKERS ON WHY THINGS ARE GOOD AND GETTING BETTER (EDGE QUESTION SERIES)

The nightly news and conventional wisdom tell us that things are bad and getting worse. Yet despite dire predictions, scientists see many good things on the horizon. John Brockman, publisher of Edge (www.edge.org), the influential online salon, recently asked more than 150 high-powered scientific thinkers to answer a vital question for our frequently pessimistic times: “What are you optimistic about?”

Spanning a wide range of topics—from string theory to education, from population growth to medicine, and even from global warming to the end of world—What Are You Optimistic About? is an impressive array of what world-class minds (including Nobel Laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, New York Times bestselling authors, and Harvard professors, among others) have weighed in to offer carefully considered optimistic visions of tomorrow. Their provocative and controversial ideas may rouse skepticism, but they might possibly change our perceptions of humanity’s future.

what have you changed your mind about?: today's leading minds rethink everything (edge question series)

WHAT HAVE YOU CHANGED YOUR MIND ABOUT?: TODAY’S LEADING MINDS RETHINK EVERYTHING (EDGE QUESTION SERIES)

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.

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