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Book Review: Problems at the Edge, or, The Difference Between Knowledge and Wisdom

I have a problem with Edge.

Edge, if you haven’t heard about it, seeks “To arrive at the edge of the world’s knowledge, seek out the most complex and sophisticated minds, put them in a room together, and have them ask each other the questions they are asking themselves.”  831 more words

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Toilet buddies

For the past few months, I’ve had two toilet buddies that make my time doing # 2 a little less lonely. They are Edge’s What Have You Changed Your Mind About? 668 more words

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Thinking (Book)

A cutting-edge exploration of the mysteries of rational thought, decision-making, intuition, morality, willpower, problem-solving, prediction, forecasting, unconscious behavior, and beyond.

Amazon: Thinking

More about the book: BrainPickings

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What We Believe But Cannot Prove

Thinkers Lay Out the Beliefs They Can’t Prove
March 09, 2006
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5254203

Guests:

John Brockman, editor, What We Believe But Cannot Prove: Today’s Leading Thinkers in Science in the Age of Certainty… 89 more words

Science

Most of us have a good reputation with ourselves.

As I’ve already told many friends, I’m only slowly wading through this one. John Brockman has played a powerful editor, or perhaps better put salesman, in generating “This will make you smarter”. 174 more words

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