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This idea must die : scientific ideas that are blocking progress / edited by John Brockman.

Contributor(s): Brockman, John [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Harper Perennial, 2015Edition: First edition.Description: 568 p. ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780062374349 (pbk.).Subject(s): Science -- Miscellanea | Science in popular culture | Scientific research | Philosophy | ScienceDDC classification: 500 THI Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
The theory of everything /​ Geoffrey West Unification /​ Marcelo Gleiser Simplicity /​ A.C. Grayling The universe /​ Seth Lloyd IQ /​ Scott Atran Brain plasticity /​ Leo M. Chalupa Changing the brain /​ Howard Gardner "The rocket scientist" /​ Victoria Wyatt Indivi-duality /​ Nigel Goldenfeld The bigger an animal's brain, the greater its intelligence /​ Nicholas Humphrey The big bang was the first moment of time /​ Lee Smolin The universe began in a state of extraordinarily low entropy /​ Alan Guth Entropy /​ Bruce Parker The uniformity and uniqueness of the universe /​ Andrei Linde Infinity /​ Max Tegmark The laws of physics are predetermined /​ Lawrence M. Krauss Theories of anything /​ Paul Steinhardt M-theory/​string theory is the only game in town /​ Eric R. Weinstein String theory /​ Frank Tipler Our world has only three space dimensions /​ Gordon Kane The "naturalness" argument /​ Peter Woit The collapse of the wave function /​ Freeman Dyson Quantum jumps /​ David Deutsch Cause and effect /​ W. Daniel Hillis Race /​ Nina Jablonski Essentialism /​ Richard Dawkins Human nature/​ Peter Richerson The Urvogel /​ Julia Clarke Numbering nature /​ Kurt Gray Hardwired=​permanent /​ Michael Shermer The atheism prerequisite /​ Douglas Rushkoff Evolution is "true" /​ Roger Highfield There is no reality in the quantum world /​ Anton Zeilinger Spacetime /​ Steve Giddings The universe /​ Amanda Gefter.
Summary: The bestselling editor of 'This explains everything' brings together 175 of the world's most brilliant minds to tackle Edge.org's 2014 question: What scientific idea has become a relic blocking human progress? Each year, John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, challenges some of the world's greatest scientists, artists, and philosophers to answer a provocative question crucial to our time. In 2014 he asked 175 brilliant minds to ponder: What scientific idea needs to be put aside in order to make room for new ideas to advance? The answers are as surprising as they are illuminating.
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Includes index.

The theory of everything /​ Geoffrey West
Unification /​ Marcelo Gleiser
Simplicity /​ A.C. Grayling
The universe /​ Seth Lloyd
IQ /​ Scott Atran
Brain plasticity /​ Leo M. Chalupa
Changing the brain /​ Howard Gardner
"The rocket scientist" /​ Victoria Wyatt
Indivi-duality /​ Nigel Goldenfeld
The bigger an animal's brain, the greater its intelligence /​ Nicholas Humphrey
The big bang was the first moment of time /​ Lee Smolin
The universe began in a state of extraordinarily low entropy /​ Alan Guth
Entropy /​ Bruce Parker
The uniformity and uniqueness of the universe /​ Andrei Linde
Infinity /​ Max Tegmark
The laws of physics are predetermined /​ Lawrence M. Krauss
Theories of anything /​ Paul Steinhardt
M-theory/​string theory is the only game in town /​ Eric R. Weinstein
String theory /​ Frank Tipler
Our world has only three space dimensions /​ Gordon Kane
The "naturalness" argument /​ Peter Woit
The collapse of the wave function /​ Freeman Dyson
Quantum jumps /​ David Deutsch
Cause and effect /​ W. Daniel Hillis
Race /​ Nina Jablonski
Essentialism /​ Richard Dawkins
Human nature/​ Peter Richerson
The Urvogel /​ Julia Clarke
Numbering nature /​ Kurt Gray
Hardwired=​permanent /​ Michael Shermer
The atheism prerequisite /​ Douglas Rushkoff
Evolution is "true" /​ Roger Highfield
There is no reality in the quantum world /​ Anton Zeilinger
Spacetime /​ Steve Giddings
The universe /​ Amanda Gefter.

The bestselling editor of 'This explains everything' brings together 175 of the world's most brilliant minds to tackle Edge.org's 2014 question: What scientific idea has become a relic blocking human progress? Each year, John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, challenges some of the world's greatest scientists, artists, and philosophers to answer a provocative question crucial to our time. In 2014 he asked 175 brilliant minds to ponder: What scientific idea needs to be put aside in order to make room for new ideas to advance? The answers are as surprising as they are illuminating.

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