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Title What is your dangerous idea? : today's leading thinkers on the unthinkable / edited by John Brockman ; with an introduction by Steven Pinker and an afterword by Richard Dawkins.

Imprint New York : Harper Perennial, c2007.

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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  001.9 W556 2007    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xxxiii, 301 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents We have no souls / John Horgan -- The rejection of soul / Paul Bloom -- The evolution of evil / David Buss -- The differences between humans and nonhumans are quantitative, not qualitative / Irene Pepperberg -- Groups of people may differ genetically in their average talents and temperaments / Steven Pinker -- The genetic basis of human behavior / J. Craig Venter -- Marionettes on genetic strings / Jerry Coyne -- Francis Crick's dangerous idea / V.S. Ramachandran -- Being alone in the universe / Rodney Brooks -- Life as an agent of energy dispersal / Scott D. Sampson -- We are entirely alone / Keith Devlin -- Science may be running out of control / Martin Rees -- Why I hope the standard model is wrong about why there is more matter than antimatter / Frank J. Tipler -- The idea that we understand plutonium / Jeremy Bernstein -- The idea that we should all share our most dangerous ideas / W. Daniel Hillis -- The idea that ideas can be dangerous / Daniel Gilbert -- The fight against global warming is lost / Paul C.W. Davies -- Think outside the Kyoto box / Gregory Benford -- Our planet is not in peril / Oliver Morton -- The effect of art can't be controlled or anticipated / April Gornik -- A "grand narrative" / Denis Dutton --
Our universal moral grammar's immunity to religion / Marc D. Hauser -- Bertrand Russell's dangerous idea / Nicholas Humphrey -- Hodgepodge morality / David Pizarro -- We will understand the origin of life within the next five years / Robert Shapiro -- Understanding molecular biology without discovering the origins of life / George Dyson -- The problem with super mirrors / Marco Iacoboni -- Cyberdisinhibition / Daniel Goleman -- Brains cannot become minds without bodies / Alun Anderson -- What are people well informed about in the information age? / David Gelernter -- More anonymity is good / Kevin Kelly -- A new golden age of medicine / Paul W. Ewald -- Using medications to change personality / Samuel Barondes -- Drugs may change the patterns of human love / Helen Fisher -- A marriage option for all / David G. Myers -- Choosing the sex of one's child / Diane F. Halpern -- The idea of ideas / Seth Lloyd -- The human brain will never understand the universe / Karl Sabbagh -- The world may be fundamentally inexplicable / Lawrence M. Krauss -- The "landscape' / Leonard Susskind -- Seeing Darwin in the light of Einstein ; Seeing Einstein in the light of Darwin / Lee Smolin -- The multiverse / Brian Greene --
What twentieth-century physics says about the world might be true / Carlo Rovelli -- It's a matter of time / Paul Steinhardt -- A radical re-evaluation of the character of time / Piet Hut -- It's OK not to know everything / Marcelo Gleiser -- The end of insight / Steven Strogatz -- When will the Internet become aware of itself? / Terrence Sejnowski -- Democratizing access to the means of invention / Neil Gershenfeld -- Mind is a universally distributed quality / Rudy Rucker -- The forbidden fruit intuition / Thomas Metzinger -- The posterior probability of any particular god is pretty small / Philip W. Anderson -- Science must destroy religion / Sam Harris -- The self is a conceptual chimera / John Allen Paulos -- The greatest story every told / Carolyn C. Porco -- Science as just another religion / Jordan Pollack -- This is all there is / Robert R. Provine -- A science of the divine? / Stephen M. Kosslyn -- Science will never silence god / Jesse Bering -- Religion is the hope that is missing in science / Scott Atran -- Myths and fairy tales are not true / Todd E. Feinberg -- Parental licensure / David Lykken -- Zero parental influence / Judith Rich Harris -- The focus on emotional intelligence / John Gottman -- A cacophony of "controversy" / Alison Gopnik -- Applied history / Stewart Brand --
Tribal peoples often damage their environments and make war / Jared Diamond -- Nothing / Charles Seife -- Everything is pointless / Susan Blackmore -- There aren't enough minds to house the population explosion of memes / Daniel C. Dennett -- Unspeakable ideas / Randolph M. Nesse -- Anty gravity : chaos theory in an all-too-practical sense / Kai Krause -- Navigating by new scientific principles / Rupert Sheldrake -- A political system based on empathy / Simon Baron-Cohen -- Social relativity / Tor Norrtranders -- There is something new under the sun, us / Gregory Cochran -- A spoon is like a headache / Donald D. Hoffman -- Projection of the longevity curve / Gerald Holton -- The near-term inevitability of radical life extension and expansion / Ray Kurzweil -- The domestication of biotechnology / Freeman J. Dyson -- Public engagement in science and technology / Philip Campbell -- Suppose Faulkner was right? / Joel Garreau -- What if the unknown becomes known and is not replaced with a new unknown? / Eric Fischl -- Where goods cross frontiers, armies won't / Michael Shermer -- Government is the problem, not the solution / Matt Ridley -- The free market / Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi --
Modern science is a product of biology / Arnold Trehub -- No more teacher's dirty looks / Roger C. Schank -- We are all virtual / Clifford Pickover -- Runaway consumerism explains the Fermi paradox / Geoffrey Miller -- Simulation versus authenticity / Sherry Turkle -- Culture is natural / Dan Sperber -- The human brain is a cultural artifact / Timothy Taylor -- Free will is exercised unconsciously / Eric R. Kandel -- Free will is going away / Clay Shirky -- The limits of introspection / Mahzarin R. Banaji -- What we know may not change us / Barry C. Smith -- Telling more than we can know / Richard E. Nisbett -- The quick-thinking zombies inside us / Andy Clark -- The banality of evil, the banality of heroism / Philip G. Zimbardo -- Open-source currency / Douglas Rushkoff -- Is the West already on a downhill course? / David Bodanis -- Technology can untie the United States / Juan Enriquez -- Democracy may be on its way out / Haim Harari -- Marx was right : the state will evaporate / James O'Donnell -- Following Sisyphus / Howard Gardner -- How can I trust, in the face of so many unknowables? / Ernst Poppel -- A twenty-four-hour period of absolute solitude / Leo M. Chalupa.
Subject Ethics.
Science and civilization.
Science -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Science -- Philosophy.
Intellectual life.
Intellectuals.
Added Author Brockman, John, 1941-
ISBN 0061214957
9780061214950
Standard No. YDXCP 2462211
AU@ 000040831163
NZ1 10962375

 
    
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