What Have You Changed Your Mind About?: Today's Leading Minds RethinkEverything
Paperback $24.99 - HarperCollins Publishers
Philosophy, Politics & Current Affairs - Published: 1/Sep/2016 - ISBN: 9780061686542
Now updated with a fresh new cover look, an enlightening and thought-provoking collection in which 150 of our greatest thinkers reveal topics, issues, ideas, and more that they have changed their minds about, introduced by Brian Eno "An intellectual treasure trove."-San Francisco Chronicle "The world's finest minds have responded with some of the most insightful, humbling, fascinating confessions and anecdotes."-San Francisco Chronicle 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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