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2006

Edge 198—December 6 , 2006
THE THIRD CULTURE
The New York Times — OP-ED COLUMNIST — A Modest Proposal for a Truce on Religion By Nicholas D. Kristof
— When Atheists Have Their Say — Letters to the Editor by Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins
— Science Times ‚ A Free-for-All on Science and Religion By George Johnson
Beyond Belief— 15 hours of QuickTime Streaming Video
THE REALITY CLUB
Daniel C. Dennett — Re "A Modest Proposal for a Truce on Religion," by Nicholas D. Kristof (The New York Times, column, Dec. 3)
An Edge Discussion of Beyond Belief

Scott Atran, Nicholas Humphrey, Sam Harris, Deniel C. Dennett, Carolyn Porco
IN THE NEWS
La Stampa: Intervista — Gabriele Becari — John Brockman— Costruiamo Il Futuro Con Idee Foll
Los Angeles Times —
We're all racists, unconsciously By Michael Shermer
New York Press —
Pattern Recognition By Adario Strange
Wired Magazine —
Head Games — David Pescovitz
10ZenMonkeys.com — Counterculture and the Tech Revolution — By RU Sirius
Workers World — A Marxist critique of the La Jolla conference — By Deirdre Griswold
Boston Herald — Where science need not tread — By Boston Herald editorial staff
(19,250 words)


Edge 197—November 20, 2006
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HE THIRD CULTURE
BEYOND REDUCTIONISM: Reinventing The Sacred By Stuart A. Kauffman
MY GD PROBLEM By Natalie Angier
LESS FAITH, MORE REASON By Steven Pinker Harvard Crimson
I'M AN ATHEIST...BUT By Richard Dawkins
THE REALITY CLUB
Douglas Rushkoff, Yossi Vardi, Janron Lanier on Hubert Burda's "How We Se Ourselves"
Jaron Lanier on Stuart Kauffman's "Beyond Reductionism"
IN THE NEWS
The Sunday Times
The Galileo effect: dangerous ideas waiting to happen
The Sunday Herald
Perils of Wisdom
Salon
The sexiest man living!
Philadelphia Inquirer
: Things We Like
Scientific American: By Stuart A. Kauffman
Arts & Letters Daily: Essay & Opinion
Newsweek: Losing Our Religion By Jerry Adler
(14,650 words)


Edge 196 —November 10 , 2006
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HE THIRD CULTURE
HOW PEOPLE SEE THEMSELVES By Hubert Burda
BEYOND BELIEF The Science Network, Salk Institute
MY EINSTEIN SUSPENDERS By George Smoot, Recipient, The 2006 Nobel Prize for Physics
THE FUTURE OF SCIENCE CONFERENCE, VENICE: Video Interviews with Daniel C. Dennett & Marc D. Hauser
Now On Sale! WHAT IS YOUR DANGEROUS IDEA: TODAY'S LEADING THINKERS ON THE UNTHINKABLE
IN THE NEWS
Time | Cover God vs. Science By David Van Biema
Newsweek | Cover Why Religion and Politics Don't Mix By Sam Harris
Spiegel Online: The New Atheists By Jörg Blech
(8800 words)

Edge 195 —November 3 , 2006
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HE THIRD CULTURE
THANK GOODNESS! by Daniel C. Dennett
IN THE NEWS
The Independent: John Walsh: Tales of the City 'The whiff of Sixties hippiedom and Nelson Mandela saintliness are, I'm sure, unconscious'
The New York Times: An Evolutionary Theory of Right and Wrong By Nicholas Wade
The Observer: Atheists top book charts by deconstructing God By Jamie Doward, religious affairs correspondent
(4,000 words)


Edge 194 — October 26, 2006
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HE THIRD CULTURE
FESTIVAL DELLA SCIENZA 2006
THE EXPLANDING THIRD CULTURE By John Brockman
WHY THERE ALMOST CERTAINLY IS NO GOD By Richard Dawkins
THE UNIVERSE ON A STRING By Brian Greene
IN THE NEWS
The Sun: War & Peace By Michael Shermer
Wall Street Journal: PAGE ONE — Entrepreneur Puts Himself Up for Study In Genetic 'Tell-All'... Dr. Venter Wants to Be First To Have His DNA Mapped; Risk of Blindness Revealed
The Colbert Report: Stephen Colbert Interviews Richard Dawkins
Bio-IT World: I’m a Celebrity, Get My Sequence! By Kevin Davies
Globe & Mail: Entangled in the Matrix Net By Dorothy Woodend
The Times: What I want for Christmas is...an anti-religion rant By Ruth Gledhill
(9,900 words)


Edge 193 — October 12, 2006
THE THIRD CULTURE
"Tuesday Night Is Sacred": THE ANNUAL THIRD CULTURE PUBLISHERS DINNER IN FRANKFURT
STEWART BRAND MEETS THE CYBERNETIC COUNTERCULTURE: By Fred Turner
DEVOTED ACTOR VERSUS RATIONAL ACTOR MODELS FOR UNDERSTANDING WORLD CONFLICT: Presented By Scott Atran To The National Security Council At The White House
IN THE NEWS
NPR: Richard Dakwins on "Science Friday"
(16,500 words)


Edge 192 — September 18, 2006
THE THIRD CULTURE
THE PRINCIPLE OF MEDIOCRITY: Alexander Vilenkin
IN THE NEWS
The New York Times "Philanthropy Google’s Way: Not the Usual" By Katie Hafner
The Atlantic "Artificial Intelligentsia" By James Fallows
Chicago Tribune FALL ARTS PREVIEW "Culture shuffle play in a post-9/11 world" BY Julia Keller
(4,600 words)


Edge 191 — September 6, 2006
THE THIRD CULTURE
HAUSER, SMOLIN, TRIVERS: "DARWIN Y LA TERCERA CULTURA" IN BARCELONA
IN THE NEWS
Seed "Noam Chomsky + Robert Trivers" A Video Event
Newsweek "The New Naysayers " By Jerry Adler
BoingBoing "40 years of "intermedia kinetic environments" By Xeni Jardin
New Yorker "The Baby Lab: How Elizabeth Spelke peers into the infant mind" Margaret Talbot
The Guardian "Truth believers" By PD Smith
All In The Mind "Breaking the Spell: Daniel Dennett on religion" Presented By Natasha Mitchell
The Irish Times "Paperbacks

(8,500 words)

Edge 190 August 16, 2006
THE THIRD CULTURE
• MY EINSTEIN: Essays by Twenty-Four of the World’s Leading Thinkers on the Man, His Work, and His Legacy
Edited by John Brockman
• BRAIDS: Lee Smolin
—New Scientist (Cover Story): "You Are Made Of Space-Time"
By Davide Castelvecchi
Editorial: Loop quantum gravity increases its pull
IN THE NEWS
Newsweek: "Poking a Stick Into The 'Hive Mind'" By Steven Levy
Baltimore Sun: " In the combat over 'intelligent design,' science's defenders mount a counterattack" By Robert Lee Hotz
Vail Daily: "Tackling evolution" By Alex Miller
The Nipawin Journal: "Library Corner" By Nancy Budd
Deseret Morning News (Salt Lake City) "Einstein, the man, dissected" By Dennis Lythgoe
Santa Cruz Sentinel: "Essays on Einstein prove he's still a hot topic"
By Chris Watson
Mining Gazette: "ID Discussed" By Kenneth Kraft
Chicago Sun-Times: Paperback picks
(10,300 words)


Edge 189July 31, 2006
THE THIRD CULTURE
REASONABLE DOUBT By Rebecca Newberger Goldstein
IN THE NEWS
Los Angeles Times Sunday Book Review: "Laws of Nature" By Robert Lee Hotz
Nature: "Design Flaws" John Tyler Bonner reviews Intelligent Thought: science versus the Intelligent Design Movement edited by John Brockman
The Guardian: "A Life in Science: The human factor" By Andrew Brown
Nashville City Paper: New work evaluates, celebrates Albert Einstein By Ron Wynn
Buffalo News: "Editor's Choice" By Jeff Simon
The Daily Telegraph:"Pick of the Paperbacks" By Michael Bhasker
Washington Post: "Relatively Fascinating: The Radicalism of Albert Einstein" By Dennis Drabelle
Eurozine - L'Espill: Humanities and the third culture: By Francisco Fernández Buey
(3,450 words)


Edge 188 July 10, 2006
THE THIRD CULTURE
THE ENERGY OF EMPTY SPACE THAT ISN'T ZERO: Lawrence Krauss
IN THE NEWS
The Boston Globe: "Q&A With Jaron Lanier" By Harvey Blume
The Post & Courier Charleston — Good Morning Low Country: "Dangerous Ideas"
(5,060 words)


Edge 187June 29 2006
THE THIRD CULTURE
CONSTRUCTIVE BIOLOGY: George Church
THE REALITY CLUB
George Dyson on "Constructive Biology"
IN THE NEWS
Globe and Mail: "Science Fair " By Martin Levin
The Hindu - Business Line: "In Defence of Science" - D. Murali
Die Welt - "Jimmy Wales und der Planet Wikipedia" - Ulrike Langer
(7,175 words)


Edge 186June 22 2006
THE THIRD CULTURE
• LETTER TO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS BY CONTRIBUTORS TO INTELLIGENT THOUGHT
• Lawrence Krauss: HOW DO YOU FED-EX THE POPE?
THE REALITY CLUB
Stewart Kauffman and Scott Atran on Letter to Congress
IN THE NEWS
Orlando Weekly: "Science vs. Stupid" By Jason Ferguson
Arts & Letters Daily
The Sun: "Scientists Take on Intelligent Design" By Paul R. Gross
Slashdot: "A Look at the Editorial Changes on Wikipedia"
Sueddeutsche Zeitung, FEUILLETON: "Digitaler Maoismus: Der Trugschluss des Kollektivismus im Internet"
Von Jaron Lanier
(6,700 words)


Edge 185 — June 15, 2006
THE THIRD CULTURE
DARK MATTER By Martin Rees
THE REALITY CLUB
— Responses to "Digital Maoism: The Hazards of the New Online Collectivism" By Jaron Lanier from Joseph ("Yossi") Vardi, Peter Galison
— Response to "Quantim Monkeys" By Seth Lloyd from Rudy Rucker
IN THE NEWS
— Sueddeutche Zeitung: Lack of evidence (Aus Mangel an Beweisen):
Science debates faith and intelligent design By Andrian Kreye
— The New York Times: What's Online By Dan Mitchell
— Arts & Letters Dail:
Articles of Note
— BoingBoing:
Responses to Jaron Lanier's Crit of Online Collectivism By David Pescovitz
— Open Democracy: The real bias in Wikipedia

(5,100 words)


Edge 184 June 8, 2006
THE THIRD CULTURE
QUANTUM MONKEYS : A Talk with Seth Lloyd
THE REALITY CLUB
—Steven Pinker, Martin Nowak, J. Craig Venter, Lee Smolin, Alan Guth respond to Seth Lloyd's "Quantum Monkeys"
— Responses to "Digital Maoism: The Hazards of the New Online Collectivism" By Jaron Lanier from Douglas Rushkoff, Quentin Hardy, Yochai Benkler, Clay Shirky, Cory Doctorow, Kevin Kelly, Esther Dyson, Larry Sanger, Fernanda Viegas & Martin Wattenberg, Jimmy Wales, George Dyson, Dan Gillmor, Howard Rheingold
—Stephen Budiansky on "Godel In A Nutshell" by Verena Huber-Dyson
IN THE NEWS
The Guardian: Jaron Lanier on the stupidity of the hive mind by Jack Schofield
Newsweek: Ideas: Intelligent Defense by Jerry Adler
(21,200 words)


Edge 183 May 30, 2006
THE THIRD CULTURE
DIGITAL MAOISM: THE HAZARDS OF THE NEW ONLINE COLLECTIVISM
An Edge original essay by Jaron Lanier
(5,700 words)


Edge 182May 22, 2006
THE THIRD CULTURE
THE SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS: A Talk with Daniel Gilbert
GÖDEL IN A NUTSHELL: Verena Huber-Dyson
THE NEW VIEW: The Opening Of The 24/7 New York City Apple Store Viewed From the Terrace at Edge Global Headquarters at Grand Army Plaza
THE REALITY CLUB
Nathan Myhrvold, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jurvetson, Linda Stone, Steve Lohr, John C. Dvorak, Jaron Lanier on "The New View"
IN THE NEWS
Newsweek: Ideas: Intelligent Defense By Jerry Adler
Boing Boing: Eyeballing the new 24/7 Apple store in NY By Xeni Jardin
Reader's Choice: The Genius's Genius
The Times: I'm so sorry, you fellows, but I always religiously avoid your sort By Anjana Ahuja
(4,500 words)


Edge 181May 8, 2006
THE THIRD CULTURE
INTELLIGENT THOUGHT: SCIENCE VERSUS THE INTELLIGENT DESIGN MOVEMENT Edited by John Brockman
THE "GREAT" TRANSITION By Neil H. Shubin
THE REALITY CLUB
Dan Sperber, Daniel C. Dennett, Colin Tudge, Scott Atran, George Dyson on John Horgan's THE TEMPLETON FOUNDATION: A SKEPTIC'S TAKE
(7,400 words)


Edge 180May 1, 2006
THE THIRD CULTURE
WHO'S AFRAID OF THE THIRD CULTURE?

by Gloria Origgi
THE REALITY CLUB
Daniel C. Dennett, George Johnson, Freeman Dyson, Richard Dawkins, Marc D. Hauser, Dan Sperber, Jerry Coyne, Leonard Susskind, Lee Smolin, Scott Atran on John Horgan's THE TEMPLETON FOUNDATION: A SKEPTIC'S TAKE
IN THE NEWS
London: The Times; Cambridge: Harvard Crimson; Santiago: Radar; Bangleadesh: The Financial Express; Stockholm: Attention; Amsterdam: De Groene Amsterdammer, NRC Handelsblad
(6,500 words)


Edge 179April 7 , 2006
EDGE Webstats, First Three Months, 2006

THE THIRD CULTURE

THE TEMPLETON FOUNDATION: A SKEPTIC'S TAKE
by John Horgan
SPECULATIONS ON THE FUTURE OF SCIENCE
By Kevin Kelly
THE EDGE QUBIT DINNER 2006
(5,650 words)


Edge 178March 23, 2006
THE THIRD CULTURE
"THE SELFISH GENE — THIRTY YEARS ON"
Daniel C Dennett (Tufts), Sir John Krebs, FRS (Zoology, Oxford), Matt Ridley, Ian McEwan, Richard Dawkins, FRS (Oxford); Chair: Melvyn Bragg; Organiser: Helena Cronin
HARVARD BOOKSTORE PRESENTS
A discussion about Science in the Age of Certainty
with John Brockman, Daniel C. Dennett, Daniel Gilbert, Marc D. Hauser, Elizabeth Spelke and Seth Lloyd
IN THE NEWS
Boston Globe — ON SCIENCE : "Deeply held (and unverifiable) beliefs

(14,400 words)


Edge 177March 13, 2006
THE THIRD CULTURE
NPR: Talk of the Nation — What We Believe But Cannot Prove
TOTAL EARLY DETECTION; RAPID RESPONSE: Larry Brilliant's TED Prize Wish
WHO REALLY WON THE SUPER BOWL?: Marco Iacoboni
WHAT WE BELIEVE BUT CANNOT PROVE : U.S. Publication
ON THE ROAD

The Edge Annual Dinner, Monterey
eg | THE ENTERTAINMENT GATHERING, LOS ANGELES
The Edge London Science Dinner
Edge in Barcelon

IN THE NEWS
The New York Times, The Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education

(4,600 words)


Edge 176January 12, 2006
THE THIRD CULTURE
"Mirror Neurons and The Brain In A Vat" by V.S. Ramachandran
THE WORLD QUESTION CENTER

The Edge Annual Question — 2006
"WHAT IS YOUR DANGEROUS IDEA?"
IN THE NEWS
New The Hindu, La Vanguardia, Financial Times, Radio3 Scienza, Washington Times, Taipei Times, Berliner Morgenpost, The New York Times, The News & Observer, The Sunday Express, New Scientist, Australian, La Stampa, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Vintrenta Auvi, The Hankyoreh, Slashdot

(6,500 words)

Edge 175— January 6, 2006
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HE WORLD QUESTION CENTER
The Edge Annual Question — 2006
"WHAT IS YOUR DANGEROUS IDEA?"
IN THE NEWS
Arts & Letters Daily; The Guardian, The Times, The Telegraph, New York Times, Boing Boing, Yahoo News, Huffington Post, The Times, Toronto Star, Rocky Mountain news, Boston Globe, Observer, El Pais, La Vanguardia, el Pais, El Mundo. La Vanguadia (Cover Story)
(75,000 words)

 


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