What is Your Dangerous Idea?: Today's Leading Thinkers on the Unthinkable
Pocket, 2007 - Discoveries in science - 320 pages
The history of science is replete with ideas that were considered socially, morally or emotionally dangerous in their time. The Copernican and Darwinian revolutions are obvious examples -- radical, brilliant insights that did not so much push the envelope as rip it into shreds. These ideas were dangerous because they challenged our comfort zone.
But what are the dangerous ideas of the twenty-first century? Which theories do the world's leading thinkers and scientists regard as too hot to handle -- not because the idea might be false, but because it might turn out to be true?
Collecting together the very best contributions to the renowned Edge.org question from the most eminent respondents, WHAT IS YOUR DANGEROUS IDEA? is another endlessly fascinating and provocative insight into the bleeding-edge of intellectual endeavour.
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Review: What Is Your Dangerous Idea?: Today's Leading Thinkers on the UnthinkableUser Review - Graham Polando - Goodreads
Very hit or miss, but more hits than misses. Some authors didn't really seem to get the question, which, at least as Steven Pinker introduced it, was about ideas thought to be disruptive, but which ... Read full review
Review: What Is Your Dangerous Idea?: Today's Leading Thinkers on the UnthinkableUser Review - Joost Ringoot - Goodreads
Pluralism is what will bring peace to the world. This book is a good starter, an eye-opener. Read full review