Wednesday, September 23, 2015

This Idea Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress - John Brockman (Audiobook + E-book)

Reporting from the cutting edge of scientific discovery, today's visionary thinkers target the greatest roadblocks to innovation. John Brockman, publisher of the online salon ("the world's smartest website"—The Guardian), asked 175 of the world's most influential scientists, economists, artists, and philosophers: What scientific idea is ready for retirement?

Jared Diamond explores the diverse ways that new ideas emerge.
Steven Pinker dismantles the working theory of human behavior.
Richard Dawkins renounces essentialism.
Sherry Turkle reevaluates our expectations of artificial intelligence.
Physicist Andrei Linde suggests that our universe and its laws may not be as unique as we think.
Sam Harris argues that our definition of science is too narrow.
Nobel Prize winner Frank Wilczek disputes the division between mind and matter.
Lawrence Krauss challenges the notion that the laws of physics were preordained.

Plus contributions from Daniel Goleman, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Nicholas Carr, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, Matt Ridley, Stewart Brand, Sean Carroll, Daniel C. Dennett, Helen Fisher, Douglas Rushkoff, Lee Smolin, Kevin Kelly, Freeman Dyson, and others.

[E-book - epub/mobi/pdf - 3.24 MB]

[Audiobook - MP3@64 kbps/Unabridged - 451 MB] (Single link)
or (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3)

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