This Explains Everything

Author: John Brockman (editor) Type: Non-fiction, essays Full title: This Explains Everything: Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works Published: 2013 I read it: October 2014 Whenever John Brockman tosses out a question to his scientists and thinkers, the responses are delightfully wide-ranging. The authors of this book get to mull over…

What Is Your Dangerous Idea?

Author: John Brockman (editor) Type: Non-fiction, essays Full title: What Is Your Dangerous Idea?: Today’s Leading Thinkers on the Unthinkable Published: 2006 I read it: September 2010 These are just a few essay titles I marked as noteworthy. Just try to keep your mind from getting excited: Brains Cannot Become Minds Without Bodies The Self…

What Are You Optimistic About?

Author: John Brockman (editor) Type: Non-fiction, essays Full title: What Are You Optimistic About?: Today’s Leading Thinkers Lighten Up Published: 2007 I read it: Many 2010 How do you get a bunch of scientists and thinkers to seriously entertain the idea that there is anything to be optimistic about? You invite them to answer yet…