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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… 109 more words

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… 383 more words

El principio de mediocridad

El principio de mediocridad sostiene simplemente que no es usted especial. El universo no gira en torno a su persona; este planeta no cuenta con ningún privilegio singular; su país no es el resultado perfecto de una secuencia de designios divinos; su existencia no se debe al influjo de un sino orientador e intencional; y ese emparedado de atún que se ha comido en el almuerzo no forma parte de una conjura pensada para producirle una indigestión. 123 more words

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David G. Myers Quote.

“Studies of self-serving bias and its cousins–illusory optimism, self-justification, and in-group bias–remind us of what literature and religion have taught: Pride often goes before a fall. 82 more words

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New Nonfiction: The Universe - edited by John Brockman

I read lots of change memos explaining why we are moving on sales dates around after our catalogs are published. Lots. Generally the reasons range from the mundane to the predictable (“timed to a new publicity opportunity…”) But this is, hands down, the coolest change memo rationale ever: “to capitalize on the recent discovery of gravitational waves which proves cosmological inflation theory.” 169 more words

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