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

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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 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.show more

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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 134 x 202 x 28mm | 299.37g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperPerennial
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0061686549
  • 9780061686542
  • 180,894

About John Brockman

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

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