Even geniuses change their minds sometimes.
Edge (www.edge.org), the influential online intellectual salon, recently asked 150 high-powered thinkers to discuss their most telling missteps and reconsiderations: What have you changed your mind about? The answers are brilliant, eye-opening, fascinating, sometimes shocking, and certain to kick-start countless passionate debates.
Steven Pinker on the future of human evolution Richard Dawkins on the mysteries of courtship SAM HARRIS on the indifference of Mother Nature Nassim Nicholas Taleb on the irrelevance of probability Chris Anderson on the reality of global warming Alan Alda on the existence of God Ray Kurzweil on the possibility of extraterrestrial life Brian Eno on what it means to be a "revolutionary" Helen Fisher on love, fidelity, and the viability of marriage Irene Pepperberg on learning from parrots . . . and many others.
About the Author
The founder and publisher of the influential online science salon Edge.org, John Brockman is the editor of "This Will Make You Smarter", "What We Believe but Cannot Prove", "What Is Your Dangerous Idea?", and other volumes. He is also the CEO of the literary agency Brockman, Inc. John lives in New York City.
Mark Prendergast, born in Dublin, has written about classical music and rock for newspapers, journals, and magazines worldwide. Now resident in London, his "Ambient Century" is the culmination of two decades listening with 'all gates open'.
Brian Eno is a celebrated and innovative musician, producer, composer, and visual artist. He has produced albums for such legendary musical artists as U2, Talking Heads, and David Bowie, as well as recorded and played along with the Velvet Underground, John Cale, and Television. His solo experiments in the albums "Music For Films" and "Music for Airports," among others, have established him as a pioneer of ambient music. Brian Eno remains true to his passion for ever-shifting musical styles and experimentation.