skip to content
This idea must die : scientific ideas that are blocking progress Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

This idea must die : scientific ideas that are blocking progress

Author: John Brockman
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Perennial, [2015]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
Reporting from the cutting edge of scientific discovery, today's visionary thinkers target the greatest roadblocks to innovation. Few truly new ideas are developed without first abandoning old ones. In the past, discoveries often had to wait for the rise of the next generation to see questions in a new light and let go of old truisms. Today, in a world that is defined by a rapid rate of change, staying on the  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
This idea must die.
(DLC) 2014026308
(OCoLC)881042113
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Brockman
ISBN: 9780062374356 0062374354
OCLC Number: 903126422
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Responsibility: edited by John Brockman.
More information:

Abstract:

Reporting from the cutting edge of scientific discovery, today's visionary thinkers target the greatest roadblocks to innovation. Few truly new ideas are developed without first abandoning old ones. In the past, discoveries often had to wait for the rise of the next generation to see questions in a new light and let go of old truisms. Today, in a world that is defined by a rapid rate of change, staying on the cutting edge has as much to do with shedding outdated notions as adopting new ones. In this spirit, John Brockman, publisher of the online salon Edge.org ("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 * Nassim Nicholas Taleb takes down the standard deviation * Richard Thaler and novelist Ian McEwan reveal the usefulness of "bad" ideas * 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 * Martin Rees explains why scientific understanding is a limitless goal * Alan Guth rethinks the origins of the universe * 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.

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

Praise for This Idea Must Die: "Take a look. No matter who you are, you are bound to find something that will drive you crazy." -- New York Times "Garrulous and argumentative. ... Brockman's formula Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/903126422> # This idea must die : scientific ideas that are blocking progress
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:MediaObject, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "903126422" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
   rdfs:comment "Warning: This malformed URI has been treated as a string - 'http://images.contentreserve.com/ImageType-100/0293-1/{DAAB55CD-F06E-42FE-ACEC-748F89098C70}Img100.jpg'" ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5219070093#Topic/science_cognitive_science> ; # SCIENCE / Cognitive Science
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/500/e23/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5219070093#Topic/science> ; # Science
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5219070093#Topic/science_in_popular_culture> ; # Science in popular culture
   schema:bookEdition "First edition." ;
   schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
   schema:datePublished "2015" ;
   schema:description "Reporting from the cutting edge of scientific discovery, today's visionary thinkers target the greatest roadblocks to innovation. Few truly new ideas are developed without first abandoning old ones. In the past, discoveries often had to wait for the rise of the next generation to see questions in a new light and let go of old truisms. Today, in a world that is defined by a rapid rate of change, staying on the cutting edge has as much to do with shedding outdated notions as adopting new ones. In this spirit, John Brockman, publisher of the online salon Edge.org ("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 * Nassim Nicholas Taleb takes down the standard deviation * Richard Thaler and novelist Ian McEwan reveal the usefulness of "bad" ideas * 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 * Martin Rees explains why scientific understanding is a limitless goal * Alan Guth rethinks the origins of the universe * 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."@en ;
   schema:editor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5219070093#Person/brockman_john_1941> ; # John Brockman
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/5219070093> ;
   schema:genre "Miscellanea"@en ;
   schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/881042113> ;
   schema:name "This idea must die : scientific ideas that are blocking progress"@en ;
   schema:productID "903126422" ;
   schema:url <https://samples.overdrive.com/this-idea-must?.epub-sample.overdrive.com> ;
   schema:url <http://spl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=DAAB55CD-F06E-42FE-ACEC-748F89098C70> ;
   schema:url <https://nls.ldls.org.uk/welcome.html?ark:/81055/vdc_100054211476.0x000001> ;
   schema:url <http://mississauga.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=DAAB55CD-F06E-42FE-ACEC-748F89098C70> ;
   schema:url <http://ebook.3m.com/library/BCPL-document_id-et57b89> ;
   schema:url <http://ebooks.kcls.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=DAAB55CD-F06E-42FE-ACEC-748F89098C70> ;
   schema:url <https://hclib.overdrive.com/media/DAAB55CD-F06E-42FE-ACEC-748F89098C70> ;
   schema:url <http://rbdigital.oneclickdigital.com> ;
   schema:url "http://images.contentreserve.com/ImageType-100/0293-1/{DAAB55CD-F06E-42FE-ACEC-748F89098C70}Img100.jpg" ;
   schema:url <https://www.overdrive.com/search?q=DAAB55CD-F06E-42FE-ACEC-748F89098C70> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780062374356> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/903126422> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5219070093#Person/brockman_john_1941> # John Brockman
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1941" ;
   schema:familyName "Brockman" ;
   schema:givenName "John" ;
   schema:name "John Brockman" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5219070093#Topic/science_cognitive_science> # SCIENCE / Cognitive Science
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "SCIENCE / Cognitive Science"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5219070093#Topic/science_in_popular_culture> # Science in popular culture
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Science in popular culture"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780062374356>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0062374354" ;
   schema:isbn "9780062374356" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/881042113>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   rdfs:label "This idea must die." ;
   schema:description "Print version:" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/903126422> ; # This idea must die : scientific ideas that are blocking progress
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.