This Idea Must Die
by John Brockman
Jared Diamond, Steven Pinker, Richard Dawkins, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Ian McEwan, Freeman Dyson, among other noted contributors discuss in short and fascinating essays, scientific ideas that stand in the way of innovation and that are ready for retirement. Sample essays: The Uniformity and Uniqueness of the Universe, Our World Has Only Three Dimensions, Science Makes Philosophy Obsolete, Moore's Law, The Power of Statistics, Left-Brain/Right-Brain, over 500 pages of fascinating speculations on science and on life. John Brockman has edited several volumes of thought provoking explorations of science, culture and our shared future as human beings. Definitely worth a look.