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2005

 

2005
Edge 174— November
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HE THIRD CULTURE
KOSMOPOLIS 05: THE THIRD CULTURE IN BARCELONA: Marc D. Hauser, Lee Smolin, Robert Trivers, Eduard Punset, John Brockman
THE UNIVERSAL LIBRARY By George Dyson
IN THE NEWS
AD Magazine:
"Sprakaloos" (Speechless) - Katinka Matson's Flowers In Amsterdam
NEWSWEEK

Great reading in George Dyson's essay "Turing's Cathedral"
(2,800 words)

Edge 173— November 14, , 2005
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HE THIRD CULTURE
David Deutsch recipient of The $100,000 Edge of Computation Science Prize
(2,800 words)


Edge 172— October 28, 2005
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HE THIRD CULTURE
The $100 Edge of Computation Science Prize — The Nominees are...
IN THE NEWS
The Telegraph: "Is science driven by inspired guesswork?" by Ian McEwan
(1,890 words)


Edge 171— October 28, 2005
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HE THIRD CULTURE
Announcing the $100 Edge of Computation Science Prize
"Turings's Cathedral:
A visit to Google on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of John von Neumann's proposal for a digital computer" by George Dyson
IN THE NEWS
QUARK (Italy):
What scientists believe but cannot yet prove; Time, space, aliens, and God...the views of 18 great minds give their answers
(4,140 words)

Edge 180 — October 6, 2005
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HE THIRD CULTURE
"
That Famous Equation And You" by Brian Greene
(2,500 words)

Edge 169— September 28, 2005
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HE THIRD CULTURE
"
The Vagaries of Religious Experience": Daniel Gilbert
"The Opiates of the Middle Classes: Nassim Taleb
The Prospect/FT Top 100 Public Intellectuals
(4,800 words)

Edge 168— September 20, 2005
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HE THIRD CULTURE
"
Dangling Participles": Lisa Randall
THE REALITY CLUB
Roger Schank, Ernst Pöppel
(2,825 words)

Edge 167— September 9, 2005
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HE THIRD CULTURE
"
The Case Against Intelligent Design": Jerry Coyne
"Who Designed the Designer": Marcelo Gleiser

"One Side Can Be Wrong": Jerry Coyne & Richard Dawkins
IN THE NEWS
The Guardian: "The Kindness of Strangers"
by Andrew Brown
The Sunday Times: "BRILLIANT!" by Michael Wright

(18,100 words)

Edge 166— August 29, 2005
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HE THIRD CULTURE
"Show Me The Science" by Daniel C. Dennett
THE REALITY CLUB
• Verena Huber-Dyson, Robert Provine, Spencer Reiss, Daniel Gilbert, John McCarthy, Leonard Susskind respond to "In Defense of Common Sense" by John Horgan. Horgan replies.
(4,800 words)

Edge 165— August 15, 2005
THE THIRD CULTURE
"A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines" by Janna Levin
"In Defense of Common Sense" — John Horgan
THE REALITY CLUB
"In Defense of Uncommon Sense" — Leonard Susskind
IN THE NEWS
"Digital Flowers: The New York Artist Katinka Matson Creates Her Images on a Scanner" — Andrian Kreye, Suddeutsche Zeitung
(7,750 words)

Edge 164— July 27, 2005
THE THIRD CULTURE
"Spiders" — Katinka Matson
"An Epidemiology of representations" — Dan Sperber
EDGE SUMMER BOOKS
"Gödel and the Nature of Mathematical Truth II" — Verena Huber-Dyson
(17,500 words)

Edge 163— June 29, 2005
THE THIRD CULTURE
THE EDGE OF COMPUTATION: "Biocomputation" — A Conversation with J. Craig Venter, Ray Kurzweil, Rodney Brooks
(12,500 words)

Edge 162— June 8, 2005
THE THIRD CULTURE
"Gödel and the Nature of Mathematical Truth" — Rebecca Goldstein
(6,300 words)

Edge 161— May 20, 2005
THE REALITY CLUB
"THE SCIENCE OF GENDER AND SCIENCE"—Pinker vs. Spelke—A Debate
Diane F. Halpern, Alison Gopnik, David Haig, Nora S. Newcombe
"THE ASSORTATIVE MATING THEORY"
Simon Baron-Cohen responds to Marc D. Hauser, Steven Pinker, Armand Leroi, Carole Hooven, Elizabeth Spelke, Alison Gopnik, David C. Geary, Helena Cronin, Linda S. Gottfredson
(8,500 words)

Edge 160— May 10, 2005
AN EDGE SPECIAL EVENT
"The Science of Gender and Science" — Pinker vs. Spelke — A Debate
THE REALITY CLUB
Linda S. Gottfredson responds to Simon Baron-Cohen
IN THE NEWS
The Guardian "The Hustler" by Andrew Brown
(21,150 words)


Edge 159— April 14, 2005
THE THIRD CULTURE
"The Mathematics of Love" — John Gottman
THE REALITY CLUB
Alison Gopnik, David G. Grary, Helena Cronin respond to Simon Baron-Cohen

(8,200 words)

Edge 158— April 6, 2005
THE THIRD CULTURE
"The Assortative Mating Theory" — Simon Baron-Cohen
THE REALITY CLUB
Marc D. Hauser, Steven Pinker, Armand Leroi, Carole Hooven, Elizabeth Spelke respond to Simon Baron-Cohen
IN THE NEWS
Corriere della Sera "The New Humanists and the Future, Between Science and Science Fiction" by Edoardo Boncinelli
(6,900 words)

Edge 157— March 24, 2005
THE REALITY CLUB
James ODonnell, Andrew Brown, Tim White, Alun Andeson, Nicholas Humrey respond to Armand Leroi's "The Nature of Normal Variety"
IN THE NEWS
Prospect
"Out Of Mind" by Paul Broks
La Stampa
"Urge Una 'Terza Cultura'" by Bencivenga Ermanno
(5,050 words)

Edge 156— March 15, 2005
THE THIRD CULTURE
"The Nature of Normal Variety" — Armand Leroi
(4,900 words)

Edge 155— March 6, 2005
THE THIRD CULTURE
"The Pancake People, or, 'the Gods Are Pounding My Head'" — Richard Foreman
vs.
"The Gödel-to-Google Net" — George Dyson
Edge at TED 2005
THE REALITY CLUB
Kevin Kelly, Jaron Lanier, Steven Johnson, Marvin Minsky, Douglas Rushkoff, Roger Schank respond to Richard Foreman and George Dyson
(7,300 words)

Edge 154— February 8, 2005
THE THIRD CULTURE
"Ernst Mayr: A Remembrance" By Robert Trivers
Science at the Edge—Rebooting Biology Rodney Brooks, Ray Kurzweil, J. Craig Venter; And Edge-TED Event
(2,100 words)

Edge 153— January 19, 2005
THE THIRD CULTURE
"You Can't be a Sweet Cucumber In a Vinegar Barrel": Philip Zimbardo
Edge Question Forum: Il Sole 24 Ore—Domenica
Edge in the News

Financial Express Bengladesh; The Sunday Times; BBC4-Broadcasting House; Sydney Morning Herald; La Stampa; & Letters Daily; The Guardian; The Telegraph; Il Sole 24 Ore—Domenica
(8,900 words)

Edge 152— January 4, 2005
The 2005 Edge Question
"WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE IS TRUE EVEN THOUGH YOU CANNOT PROVE IT?
Edge in the News
The New York Time:
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: Arts & Letters Daily; The Guardian; Times Higher Education Supplement
Katinka Matson — Scanner Photography
New Image for a New year
(60,000 words)


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