What is your dangerous idea?

today"s leading thinkers on the unthinkable
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Simon & Schuster , London
Science -- Miscellanea., Discoveries in science -- Forecas
Statementedited by John Brockman.
GenreMiscellanea.
ContributionsBrockman, John, 1941-
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 320 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21594628M
ISBN 100743295536
ISBN 139780743295536

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What is your dangerous idea John Brockman From Copernicus to Darwin, to current-day thinkers, scientists have always promoted theories and unveiled discoveries that challenge everything society holds dear; ideas with both positive and dire consequences. If R. Sproul taught us anything, it’s that ideas have consequences.

As we look back at the twentieth century, one idea that had serious consequences was the common assumption that God suffers. Influential theologians, like Jürgen Moltmann, sought to provide hope to a. It all depends on your idea of what is dangerous. Contributions from physicists, neurobiologists, mathmeticians, anthropologists and philosophers all make their case for the most dangerous idea.

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The joy in this book is that it is easy to understand. Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea was written by Charles Seife, an American journalist and journalism professor at NYU.

Seife's biography, of course, is of a number and hence it is not a standard biographical work. Instead, the book tries to explain math and physics to the interested lay person. Get this from a library. What is your dangerous idea?: today's leading thinkers on the unthinkable.

[John Brockman;] -- From Copernicus to Darwin, to current-day thinkers, scientists have always promoted theories and unveiled discoveries that challenge everything society holds.

Get this from a library. What is your dangerous idea?: today's leading thinkers on the unthinkable. [John Brockman;] -- 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. Charles Seife is the author of five previous books, including Proofiness and Zero, which won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for first nonfiction and was a New York Times notable book.

He has written for a wide variety of publications, including The New York Times, Wired, New Scientist, Science, Scientific American, and The is a professor of journalism at New York University and 4/5(37).

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Darwin's Dangerous Idea is a three-part BBC program presented by Andrew Marr (best known for his political editorials) and is based on the book by Daniel Dennett. In his book, Dennett proposes that Darwinian evolutionary processes and natural selection are the guiding force to not only what we are today, but who we are/10(1).

"Yes, this is a dangerous idea--and if you want to better understand why, watch this film and see the history, development and presentation of this idea that there is a book of life, a program that determines, from the moment of conception, all that we are and can be.

It is indeed one of the more dangerous ideas humans have come up with.".Darwin's Dangerous Idea Daniel C. Dennett Simon and Schuster, $ Evolution is henceforth the magic word by which we shall solve all the riddles that surround us Ernst Haeckel 1.

A reviewer has a duty to take a book's intended audience into account. A picture-book of dinosaurs for children and a hefty tome on paleontology should and must be.The world's leading scientific thinkers explore bold, remarkable, perilous ideas that could change our lives—for better or for worse From Copernicus to Darwin, to current-day thinkers, scientists have always promoted theories and unveiled discoveries that challenge everything society holds dear; ideas with both positive and dire consequences.