Each year a forum for the world’s most brilliant minds asks one question. This year’s drew responses from such names as Richard Dawkins, Ian McEwan and Alan Alda. Here, edge.org founder John Brockman explains how the question came into being and we pick some of the best responses
I found this article interesting, particularly the essays from Pepperberg, Dawkins, and especially Tegmark’s observations about the problem of measurement in physics. I have no idea if his solution is what’s needed, but it’s interesting, particularly in light of our conversations on Jim Baggott’s book about the problems in theoretical physics.
- The Edge’s Annual Question: The Way We Produce and Advance Science (blogs.scientificamerican.com)
- Out There: Over the Side With Old Scientific Tenets (nytimes.com)
- TOE movies: Wilczek, Tegmark, Strominger, Guth, … (motls.blogspot.com)
- Science can only falsify, not retire, ideas (motls.blogspot.com)
- The Global Mind That Came In From the Counterculture: John Brockman (3quarksdaily.com)