What is Your Dangerous Idea?: Today's Leading Thinkers on the Unthinkable

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John Brockman
Pocket, 2007 - Discoveries in science - 320 pages
44 Reviews
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 Unthinkable

User 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

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User 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

About the author (2007)

The founder and publisher of the influential online science salon Edge.org, John Brockman is the editor of This Will Make You Smarter, This Will Change Everything, and other volumes. He is the CEO of the literary agency Brockman Inc. and lives in New York City.

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