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2007

Edge 231—December 19, 2007

THE THIRD CULTURE
THIRD CULTURE HOLIDAY READING
Books By Edge Contributors (and others) — 2007
THIRD CULTURE NEWS
The New York Times: Laws of Nature, Source Unknown
By Dennis Overbye
(2,300 words)


Edge 230—December 6, 2007

THE THIRD CULTURE
DNA-DRIVEN WORLD
J. Craig Venter
SCIENCE AND THE CANDIDATES
Lawrence M. Krauss
THE REALITY CLUB
JONATHAN HAIDT
replies to David Sloan Wilson, Michael Shermer, Sam Harris, PZ Myers, Marc D. Hause
ALAN SOKAL
on "Taking Science On Faith" By Paul Davies
PAUL DAVIES
replies to Jerry Coyne, Nathan Myhrvold, Lawrence Krauss, Scott Atran, Sean Carroll, Jeremy Bernstein, PZ Myers, Lee Smolin, John Horgan, Alan Sokal
EDGE IN THE NEWS
The Independent: Stocking-fillers: A seasonal run on the ideas bank
(11,130 words)


Edge 229—November 28, 2007

THE THIRD CULTURE
GOD VS. SCIENCE
A Debate Between Natalie Angier and David Sloan Wilson
Moderated by Thomas A. Bass
TAKING SCIENCE ON FAITH
Paul Davies
THE REALITY CLUB
Jerry Coyne, Nathan Myhrvold, Lawrence Krauss, Scott Atran, Sean Carroll, Jeremy Bernstein, PZ Myers, Lee Smolin, John Horgan
on "Taking Science On Faith" By Pal Davies
EDGE IN THE NEWS
Charleston City Paper: Journal: The new intellectuals
O, The Oprah Magazine: Reading Room: Givers and Keepers
SEED
: What Are You Optimistic About?
THIRD CULTURE NEWS
International Herald Tribune: Turkish prosecutor probes whether atheist book "The God Delusion" assaults values
(17,300 words)


Edge 228—November 20, 2007

EDGE THANKSGIVING EDITION
TERRORISM AND RADICALIZATION
Scott Atran
THIRD CULTURE NEWS
The Independent: Are the family clichés true?
Business Day: Street Dogs: A little more about black swans
WIRED: 23andMe will decode your DNA for $1,000. Welcome to the age of genomics.
(1,300 words)


Edge 227—November 15, 2007

THE THIRD CULTURE
EDGE/TED TALKS
Caroyln Porco, V.S. Ramachandran, Steven Pinker
THE EDGE DINNER 2007
SERPENTINE GALLERY/EDGE EXPERIMENT MARATHON
THIRD CULTURE NEWS
Dissident Voice: Chomsky's Intellectual Progeny
(1,500 words)


Edge 226—October 17, 2007

THE WORLD QUESTION CENTER
FORMULAE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
"WHAT IS YOUR FORMULA? YOUR EQUATION? YOUR ALGORITHM?"
An Edge-Serpentine Gallery Collaboration
EDGE IN THE NEWS
The Telegraph: Science and art meet in 'Experiment Marathon'
By Roger Highfield, Science Editor
Süddeutsche Zeitung: Short Answers To Big Questions
Andrian Kreye
E-Flux: Serpentine Gallery
THIRD CULTURE NEWS
The New York Times: Two, Deux, Dos: Heavily Used Words Evolve More Slowly
By Henry Fountain
The Boston Globe: Cooperation counts for math professor
By Heather Wax
Salon: Proud Atheists
By Steve Paulson
The Sunday Times: Steven Pinker knows what's going on inside your head
By Bryan Appleyard
Discover: JARON'S WORLD: Are We Trapped in God's Video Game? Probably not. And no, he's not looking at your underwear.
By Jaron Lanier
International Herald Tribune: A Refugee from Western Europe
By Sam Harris and Salman Rushdie
The New York Times: Nerd Chic Arrives on TV
By David Carr
(3,590 words)


Edge 225—October 3, 2007

THE WORLD QUESTION CENTER
"WHAT IS YOUR FORMULA? YOUR EQUATION? YOUR ALGORITHM?"
A "World Question Center" Special Event
An Edge-Serpentine Gallery Collaboration
THE REALITY CLUB
Marc D. Hauser on "Moral Psychology and the Misunderstanding of Religion" By Jonathan Haidt
EDGE IN THE NEWS
The Bismark Tribune: Discovering beliefs, core values online
By Keith Darnay
THIRD CULTURE NEWS
The Wall Street Journal: The Future of Bioenergy
By Juan Enriquez
Valleywag: Boing Boing to launch daily Internet-TV show
Washington Post: On Faith: The Problem with Atheism
By Sam Harris
Salon: Our rosy future, according to Freeman Dyson
By Onnesha Roychoudhuri
Bloggingheads TV: John Horgan & Carl Zimmer
The Nation: Root and Branch
By Ian Hacking
(3,650 words)


Edge 224—September 25, 2007

THE THIRD CULTURE
A SHORT COURSE IN THINKING ABOUT THINKING
A "Master Class" By Danny Kahneman
JAMES LEE BYARS: THE ART OF WRITING
Museum of Modern Art—Through October 29
THIRD CULTURE NEWS
Globe and Mail: Don't be afraid of dangerous ideas
By Margaret Wente
The Nation: Root and Branch
By Ian Hacking
10 Zen Monkeys TV: Rod Brooks Builds Robots
The Economist: Alex the African Grey
(8,500 words)


Edge 223—September 19, 2007

THE THIRD CULTURE
EINSTEIN: AN EDGE SYMPOSIUM
Brian Greene, Walter Isaacson, Paul Steinhardt
BOOTSTRAPPING OUR WAY TO AN AGELESS FUTURE
By Aubrey de Grey
THE REALITY CLUB
David Sloan Wilson, Michael Shermer, Sam Harris, PZ Myers on "Moral Psychology and the Misunderstanding of Religion"
THIRD CULTURE NEWS
The Times: Can't find the words? Make 'em up
By Steven Pinker
The New York Times: Is 'Do Unto Others' Written Into Our Genes?
By Nicholas Wade
The New York Times: Lost in a Million-Year Gap, Solid Clues to Human Origins
By John Noble Wilford
The Observer: Holding back the years
By Tom Templeton
The New York Times: Alex Wanted a Cracker, but Did He Want One?
By George Johnson
The Boston Globe: Eggheads: How bird brains are shaking up science
By Jonah Lehrer
New Scientist: Mathematical cosmos: Reality by numbers
By Max Tegmark
The New Republic: The Greatest Dying
By Jerry Coyne & Hopi E. Hoekstra
The New York Times: Google Backs $25 Million ‘Lunar X Prize’
By John Schwartz
Scientific American: An interview with Alex, the African grey parrot
Al Jazeera Net: The Book of Life
By Riz Kahn
Arts & Letters Daily
(21,500 words)


Edge 222—September 12, 2007

THE THIRD CULTURE
ALEX (1976-2007)
MORAL PSYCHOLOGY AND THE MISUNDERSTANDING OF RELIGION
By Jonathan Haidt
EDGE IN THE NEWS
The Dallas Morning News: Rod Dreher: Playing the anti-science card
THIRD CULTURE NEWS
The New York Times
: Evidence of Genetic Response to Diet
By Nicholas Wade
New Scientist: Low-cost personal DNA readings are on the way
By Peter Aldhous
TIME: Words Don't Mean What They Mean
By Steven Pinker
Times Literary Supplement: Bible Belter
By Richard Dawkins
3 Quarks Daily: Monday Musing: Pinker's Thinkers
New Scientist: What good is God?
By Helen Phillips
(7,375 words)


Edge 221—September 4, 2007

THE THIRD CULTURE
LIFE: WHAT A CONCEPT!
An Edge Special Event at Eastover Farm
George Church, Freeman Dyson, Seth Lloyd, Dimitar Sasselov, Robert Shapiro, and J. Craig Venter
FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG
FEUILLETON — Front Page
By Jordan Mejias
SUEDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG
FEUILLETON — Front Page
By Andrian Kreye
THE REALITY CLUB
Richard Dawkins and Freeman Dyson: An Exchange
THIRD CULTURE NEWS
J. Craig Venter Institute: The first publication of a diploid human genome from one person
Press Release
PLOS Biology: The Diploid Genome Sequence of an Individual Human. By Levy S, Sutton G, Ng PC, Feuk L, Halpern AL, et al.
The New York Times: Science Times: In the Genome Race, the Sequel Is Personal
By Nicholas Wade
CNN: Genetic variation greater than expected
Science: How to Build a Craig Venter
By Jon Cohen
The Guardian: DNA pioneer publishes own genomeBy
Ian Sample, science correspondent
XCONOMY: Rubbing Elbows and Dodging Bees With Synthetic Biology Pioneer George Church
By Gregory T. Huang
El Norte — Mexico: Tercera cultura y política
By Alfonso Elizondo
The New York Times: Science Times: Through Analysis, Gut Reaction Gains Credibility
By Claudia Dreyfus
New Scientist: Evidence for unified theory may lie in black holes
By Zeeya Merali
New Scientist: Editorial: The power of fiction
New Scientist: Science in Fiction
Essay by Rebecca Goldstein
Nature: From the Blogosphere
Vanity Fair: God Bless Me. It's a Best-Seller!
The Colbert Rapport: Dr. Michael Shermer
Scientific American: Rational Atheism: An open letter to Messrs. Dawkins, Dennett, Harris and Hitchens
By Michael Shermer
Scientific American: What's the Big Idea?When the lightbulb above your head is truly incendiary
By Steve Mirsky
The New York Times: Science Times: Sleights of Mind: Some magicians have intuitively mastered some of the lessons being learned in the laboratory about the limits of cognition and attention.
By George Johnson
Slate: The Undercover Economist: Milton Friedman, Meet Richard Feynman
By Tim Harford
Nature: Correspondence: Scientists should unite against threat from religion
By Sam Harris
New Scientist: Comment: Atheism à la carte
By Lawrence Krause
Science: Sacred Barriers to Conflict Resolution
By Scott Atran, Robert Axelrod, and Richard Davis
(4,700 words)


Edge 220—August 15, 2007

THE THIRD CULTURE
THE CHANGING ARCTIC
By Alun Anderson
EDGE IN THE NEWS
The Dallas Morning News: Rod Dreher: Playing the anti-science card
THIRD CULTURE NEWS
Discover Magazine: Jaron's World: Peace through God
By Jaron Lanier
The New York Times: Science Times: A Conversation with Gino Segre
By Claudia Dreyfus
The New York Times: Sunday Book Review: Look Who's Talking
By Emily Eakin
The Washington Post: His Heart Whirs Anew
By Joel Garreau
Prospect Magazine: The Sacred and the Human
By Roger Scruton
Prospect Magazine: Life, but not as we know it
By Philip Ball
Prospect Magazine: A Dictatorship of Idiots?
By James Crabtree
The New York Times: The Straw Poll Man
By David Brooks
(4,100 words)


Edge 219—August 9, 2007

THE THIRD CULTURE
THE NEED FOR HERETICS
By Freeman Dyson
SCIFOO 2007
A Photo Essay by George Dyson
EDGE IN THE NEWS
The Chicago Sun-Times: In defense of dangerous ideas
By Steven Pinker
The Guardian Review: What Is Your Dangerous Idea?
By P.D. Smith
The Hindu: Dangerous idea is ‘the idea that ideas can be dangerous’
D.Murali
THIRD CULTURE NEWS
The Economist: Blatant benevolence and conspicuous consumption
Geoffrey Miller
The Independent: Leading Article: Divine inspiration
The New York Times: You, Your Friends, Your Friends of Friends
By Gina Kolata
The Sunday Times: The gullible age
By Peter Millar
Vanity Fair: God Bless Me. It's a Best-Seller!
By Christopher Hitchens
Technology Review: Making Gasoline from Bacteria
A biotech startup wants to coax fuels from engineered microbes
By Neil Savage
Technology Review: Second Earth
By Wade Roush
Technology Review: Artificial Intelligence Is Lost in the Woods
By David Gelernter
(9,800 words)


Edge 218—August 1, 2007

THE THIRD CULTURE
LIONS: AFRICA'S MAGNIFICENT PREDATORS
Photo Essay By Nathan Myhrvold
DAWKINS ANNOUNCES "THE OUT CAMPAIGN"
EDGE IN THE NEWS
signandsight.com: Magazine Roundup
Edge.org 18.07.2007
Perlentaucher.de: Die Magazinrundschau
The Guardian Weekly: The new age of ignorance
By Tim Adams
Arts & Letters Daily: Dangerous Ideas
Boing Boing: Kevin Kelly: The Technium and the 7th kingdom of life
Posted by Xeni Jardin
THIRD CULTURE NEWS
The New York Times: In Games, an Insight Into the Rules of Evolution
By Carl Zimmer
The New York Times: The Whys of Mating: 237 Reasons and Counting
New Scientist
: Am I my android?
By Alun Anderson
Salon: Should national security depend on Michael Chertoff's gut?
By Farhad Manjoo
The New York Times: Tierney Lab: The 238th Reason for Having Sex
By John Tierney
The New York Times: The Real Transformers
By Robin Marantz Henig
The New York Times: Eternity for Atheists
By Jim Holt
New Scientist: Comment: Don't vote for scientific ignorance
Lawrence Krauss
VOGUE: A Beatuful Mind: Lisa Randall
Photographed by Raymond Meier
Discover: The Discover Interview: Steven Pinker
By Marion Long
Discover: Jaron's World: The tangled dance of science, violence, hope, and strange belief
By Jaron Lanier
Science: The Nature of Belief
Scott Atran
All In the Mind: When Good People Turn Bad
Philip Zimbardo in conversation
MSNBC: Physicists probe the fifth dimension
By Alan Boyle,
Chicago Reader: Our Town
By Harold Henderson
Newsweek
: Putting Time in a (Leaky) Bottle
By Sharon Begley
The Wall Street Journal: Full Disclosure
By Esther Dyson
The Guardian: Science Weekly for July 23
By Ben Green
Nature: A Constant Problem
By Geoff Brumfiel
Scientific American: The Gedanken Experimenter
By JR Minkel
Süddeutsche Zeitung: Über die neue Politik des Wissens
Von Larry Sanger
In Character: I Cannot Tell a Lie
By Simon Baron-Cohen
TIME: Saving American Science
By Michael Lemonick
(2,700 words)


Edge 217—July 18, 2007

THE THIRD CULTURE
THE TECHNIUM AND THE 7TH KINGDOM OF LIFE
A Talk with Kevin Kelly
SUMMER 07
SEED Magazine's Adam Blye at an EDGE Barbeque
THIRD CULTURE NEWS
The Scotsman: Website of the Week - www.edge.org
The Times: The Click: If you think the web is full of trivial rubbish, you will find the intellectual badinage of edge.org <www.edge.org> to b ea lessed counterpoint.
Chicago Sun-Times:
In defense of dangerous ideas
By Stephen Pinker
The Boston Globe: Critical Faculties: Leave those kids alone
By Christopher Shea
Pop!Tech: Kevin Kelly [video]
Pop!Tech: Stewart Brand [video]
All In The Mind, Audio: Nature? Nurture? What makes us human"
Presented by Natasha Mitchell
TIME: 60-Second Synopsis: Gut Feelings by Gerd Gigerenzer
Aspen Ideas Festival: Believing the Unbelievable: The Clash Between Faith and Reason in the Modern World
Sam Harris [video]
eSkeptic: Richard Dawkins Replies to David Sloan Wilson
Bloggingheads.tv, Science Saturday: Sean Carroll & George Johnson
Nature, Cover Story: Many worlds: See me here, see me there
By Mark Buchanin
Nature, Cover Story: News and Views: Synthetic biology-Designs for life
By Philip Ball
Nature, Cover Story: Commentary: Many Lives in Many Worlds
By Max Tegmark
Harvard Business Review: Six Rules For Effective Forecasting
By Paul Saffo
(6, 450 words)


Edge 216—July 10, 2007

THE THIRD CULTURE
REGARDING A NEW HUMANISM
By Salvador Pániker
Translation by Karen Phillips
THE REALITY CLUB
David Pesetsky on "Recursion and Human Thought" by Daniel L. Everett
THIRD CULTURE NEWS
The Observer Sunday Review, Cover Story: The new age of ignorance
By Tim Adams
The New York Times, The Week In Review: Genetic Engineers Who Don't Just Tinker
By Nicholas Wade
Scientific American, Debate: Should Science Speak to Faith
The New York Times, Op-Ed Contributor: Mental Malpractice
By Jerome Groopman
Financial Times: Al-Qaeda: From Alienation to Annihilation
By Stephen Fidler in London
Bill Moyers Journal: E.O. Wilson
KCRW: Is Today's Internet Killing Our Culture?
Host Warren Olney
New Statesman: Am I a dwarf or a horseman?
By Christopher Hitchens
The New York Review Of Books: Our Biotech Future
By Freeman Dyson
eSkeptic: Beyond Demonic Memes: Why Richard Dawkins Is Wrong About Religion
By David Sloan Wilson
BoingBoing: Einstein in Marie Claire
Posted By David Pescovitz
BoingBoing: The Guardian on the "New Age of Ignorance"
Posted By David Pescovitz
The New York Times, Sunday Book Review: Inferior Design
By Richard Dawkins
National Post: Arts & Letters Daily Delivers Best Ideas At High Speeds
By Robert Fulford
Bloggingheads.tv: Science Saturday: John Horgan & George Johnson
New Scientist, Cover Story: The Flexi-laws of Physics
By Paul Davies
Science Friday: Synthetic Genome/New Stem Cell
Ira Flatow
Nature, Editorial: Meanings of 'life': Synthetic biology provides a welcome antidote to chronic vitalism
San Francisco Chronicle: Brian Eno's '77 Million Paintings' is an artwork that won't sit still
By Sylvie Simmons
The Age - Melbourne, Off the Shelf: Philosophy-What is your dangerous idea?
By Thuy On
(7, 000 words)


Edge 215—June 29, 2007

THE THIRD CULTURE
CHANGING ONE SPECIES INTO ANOTHER
By J. Craig Venter
THE REALITY CLUB
David Pesetsky, Daniel L. Everett, Robert D. Van Valin, Jr. on "Recursion and Human Thought" by Daniel L. Everett
THIRD CULTURE NEWS
Chicago Tribune: What You Ought to be Reading
By Julia Keller, Tribune Cultural Critic
The Colbert Report: Daniel Gilbert tells Stephen why he is so bad at finding happiness
The New York Times: Evolution
Toronto Star: Books Can Also Be Dangerous
By Nick Krewen
The Morning Call (Allentown, PA): Research on Human Nature Is Cause for Optimism
The New York Times: The Human Touch That May Loosen Google's Grip
Discover Magazine: Books: Dangerous Minds
By Boonsri Dickinson
Science: Birth Order and Intelligence
By Frank J. Sulloway
FORA.TV: City Planet: How Urbanization Will Drive Innovation
With Stewart Brand
AllAfrica.com, Business Day (Johannesburg): South Africa: Street Dogs-In Praise of the Sceptics
By Michel Pire
The Wall Street Journal: Hitchens Book Debunking the Deity Is Surprise Hit
By Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg
(7, 000 words)


Edge 214—June 21, 2007

THE THIRD CULTURE
DANGEROUS IDEAS
By Richard Dawkins
SUMMER READING
THE REALITY CLUB
Robert D. Van Valin, Jr. on Daniel L. Everett
THIRD CULTURE NEWS
Science: Paleoanthropology: Food for Thought
By Ann Gibbons
Science: Synthetic Biology: Attempt to Patent Artificial Organism Draws a Protest
By Jocelyn Kaiser
Pop!Tech: Nassim Nicholas Taleb [video]
New Scientist: Angry reception greets patent for synthetic life: Controversial tycoon Craig Venter raises a storm of protest by applying for a patent on a minimal genome which could be used to create life
By Peter Aldhous
The Economist: Patent pending: Move over Dolly. Synthia is on her way.
Nature, Editorial: Evolution and the Brain
Nature: Moral psychology: The depths of disgust
By Dan Jones
El Pais, Opinión: A propósito de un nuevo humanismo
By Salvador Pániker
The New York Times, Opinion: Theism and Evidence
By Stanley Fish
Scientific American, Cover story:
A Simpler Origin for Life
By Robert Shapiro
(7, 550 words)


Edge 213—June 14, 2007

THE THIRD CULTURE
PEONY
By Katinka Matson
RECURSION AND HUMAN THOUGHT: WHY THE PIRAHÃ DON'T HAVE NUMBERS
A Talk With Daniel L. Everett
WHEN ONLY THE ENLIGHTENED SPEAK OUT, REASON IS BOUND TO LOSE
By Andrian Kreye, Editor, the Feuilleton, Süddeutsche Zeitung
THE REALITY CLUB
Steven Pinker on Daniel L. Everett; Everett Responds
THIRD CULTURE NEWS
The New Republic: The Great Mutator
By Jerry Coyne
Nature: Evolution and the brain
The Atlantic Monthly: Think of England
By Christopher Hitchens
The Guardian: Tome Truths
By A.C. Grayling
The Gallup Poll: Majority of Republicans Doubt Theory of Evolution
By Frank Newport
National Center for Science Education: Behe's latest scrutinized
The Nation: The New Atheists
By Ronald Aronson
Newsweek
: Belief Watch: Smackdown
By Lisa Miller
SEED: Don't Know Much Biology (re-posted)
PAGE 3.14 The Best of Science Blogs: Don't Know Much Biology
By Katherine Sharpe
The Chicago Tribune: Shaking Language to the Core
By Ron Grossman
The Washington Post: Baptists Warned About Islam, Atheism
By Eric Gorski, The Associated Press
The New York Times: The Three Atheists
By Stanley Fish
The New York Times: Israel Discovers Oil
By Tom Friedman
The New York Times: In Corporations They Don't Trust
By Paul Brown
The Times: Can we really learn to love people who aren't like us?
By Jonathan Sacks
Bloggingheads TV: John Horgan & George Johnson
The New Republic: Coyne vs. Brownback
By Jason Zengerle
WIRED Science: Breaking Down Brownback's Anti-Science Op-Ed
By Brandon Keim
Arts & Letters Daily: Essays and Opinion
Boing Boing: Coyne shreds Brownback's antiscience op-ed
By David Pescovitz
New Scientist: Perspectives: The secret power of things we hold dear
By Sherry Turkle
Prospect: Challenging Chomsky
By Philip Oltermann
Der Spiegel: Der Kreuzzeug Der Gottlosen (The Crusade of the New Atheists: God is to Blame for Everything)
(15, 100 words)


Edge 212—June 6, 2007

THE THIRD CULTURE
DON'T KNOW MUCH BIOLOGY
BY Jerry Coyne
FAUST IN COPENHAGEN
By Gino Segre
SCIENCE AND RELIGION
By Werner Heisenberg
THIRD CULTURE NEWS
THE NEW YORK TIMES: The Universe, Expanding Beyond All Understanding
By Dennis Overbye
Discover: Dangerous Minds
By Boonsri Dickinson
The New York Review of Books: The Other Einstein
By Lee Smolin
Entelechy: The Biology of the Imagination
by Simon Baron-Cohen
The New York Times: 6 Billion Bits of Data About Me, Me, Me!
By Amy Harmon
The Observer: Beggar's Belief
By Robin McKie
The Independent: Tim Lott's Week: Scientists need to use their imagination
The Guardian: Scientists divided over alliance with religion
By Alok Jha
The Washington Post :Honey, I'm Gone
By Joel Garreau
Natural History: Darwin In Court
By Richard Milner
Nature: Celebrity genomes alarm researchers
By Erika Check
BBC NEWS: Happiness Wins Science Book Prize
Colbert Report: Walter Isaacson
(10, 400 words)


Edge 211—May 29, 2007

THE THIRD CULTURE
WHY DO SOME PEOPLE RESIST SCIENCE?
By Paul Bloom and Deena Skolnick Weisberg
PEN/ROBERT BINGHAM FELLOWSHIP FOR WRITERS
Awarded to Janna Levin
THIRD CULTURE NEWS
Newsweek International [Cover Story]
• Life 2.0
By Lee Silver
• Making It Happen
By Barrett Sheridan
• Our Synthetic Futures
By Rudy Rucker
The Colbert Report: Jared Diamond
The New York Times: Sunday Book Review: 'The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science' by Natalie Angier
By Steven Pinker
Texas Monthly: Human Mate Selection Is a Many-Splendored Thing
The Observer: My Week: Richard Dawkins
The Colbert Report: Jimmy Wales
Charlie Rose: David Rockwell
The Wall Street Journal: Science Journal: Biodiverse MySpace? Online Encyclopedia To Name All Species
By Robert Lee Hotz
Late Night With Conan O'Brian: Mark Moffett
Movie Web: PBS Greenlights Wired Science to Premiere in October
(5, 600 words)


Edge 210—May 17, 2007

THE THIRD CULTURE
THE CYCLIC UNIVERSE
A Talk with Neil Turok
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LIFE
E.O. Wilson
E.O. WILSON: TED PRIZE WISH: HELP BUILD THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LIFE
BY Chris Anderson, TED Curator
SATURN BACKLIT BY THE SUN
BY Steven Pinker
THE TIME 100
J. Craig Venter, Lisa Randall, Richard Dawkins, Chris Anderson
THIRD CULTURE NEWS
The Guardian: Search for happiness scoops science prize
By Alok Jha
The Boston Globe: Unbelievable
By Daniel C. Dennett
The New Yorker: Morality 2012
The New Yorker: Atheists with Attitude
By Anthony Gottlieb
Prospect: Why Home Doesn't Matter
By Judith Rich Harris
Publishers Weekly: Authors Shine at LA Times Book Prizes
By Bridget Kinsella
The Nation: Among the Disbelievers
By Daniel Lazare
The Times: How dare you call me a fundamentalist
By Richard Dawkins
The Wall Street Journal: Scientists Draw Link Between Morality And Brain's Wiring
By Robert Lee Hotz
The Colbert Report: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Boston Globe: Cataloguing every species on earth
By Colin Nickerson
The Guardian: The New Atheists loathe religion far too much to plausibly challenge it
By Madeleine Bunting
The Press (Christchurch, New Zealand): "WHAT IS YOUR DANGEROUS IDEA?" Edited By John Brockman
By Howard Williams
De Groene Amsterdammer: Dawkins: God als misvatting (The God Delusion)
TIME: The TIME 100: Svante Pääbo
By J. Craig Venter
TIME: The TIME 100: Paul Allen
By Steven Pinker
The Chronicle Review: Toward a Unified Theory of Einstein's Life
John Horgan
Fresh Air: 'Lucifer Effect' Asks Why Good People Go Bad
Terry Gross
The Washington Post: When Seeing Is Disbelieving
By Shankar Vedantam
Aero-news.net: Dreamlike... Flying With Professor Stephen Hawking
By ANN Editor-In-Chief and Zero-G Photographer Jim Campbell
(9, 300 words)


Edge 209—May 1, 2007

THE THIRD CULTURE
THE GOSPEL OF JUDAS
A Talk with Elaine Pagels
WHY THE GODS ARE NOT WINNING
by Gregory Paul & Phil Zuckerman
THE REALITY CLUB
GLORIA ORIGGI, CHARLES LEADBEATER ON "Who Says We Know" By Larry Sanger
THIRD CULTURE NEWS
New York Magazine: Are You There, God? It's Me, Hitchens
By Boris Kachka
Slate: Brains!: A special issue on neuroscience and neuroculture
By Daniel Engber, Slate Science Editor
Alison Gopnik, George Johnson, John Horgan, Steven Pinker, Daniel Gilbert, Joshua Gilbert, Marc Hauser, Joseph LeDoux
The Chronicle Review: The DNA of Religious Faith
By David P. Barash
The Economist: In The beginning
Discover: The Discover Interview: Marc Hauser
You Tube:
Bill O'Reilly Interviews Richard Dawkins
Pop Tech: Brian Eno
(9, 500 words)


Edge 208—April 25, 2007

THE THIRD CULTURE
WHO SAYS WE KNOW
ON THE NEW POLITICS OF KNOWLEDGE
By Larry Sanger
An Edge Original Essay
THE REALITY CLUB
JARON LANIER, GEORGE DYSON ON "Who Says We Know"
THIRD CULTURE NEWS

El Norte: La tercera cultura
By Alfonso Elizondo
ABC TV News : Weightless Thrill Ride
Los Angeles Times : Predicting random chaos from hindsight
By Niall Ferguson
The Times: The brutal truth is out at last
By Anjana Ahuja
The Wall Street Journal: How Safe Is the Race To Send Tourists into Space?
Forbes: SPECIAL REPORT: The Spreading Epidemic
By Larry Brilliant
Forbes: SPECIAL REPORT: Open-Door Policy
By Jimmy Wales
Forbes: SPECIAL REPORT: The Inside-Out Web
By David Gelernter
Atlanta Journal-Constitution. OPINION
NOTED: Strange looks and funny lines from the past week
Portfolio: Chaos Is Underrated
By Roger Lowenstein
Blogginheads.tv: Science Saturday: On Violence
John Horgan & George Johnson
Fresh Air with Terry Gross: Jimmy Wales on the User-Generated Generation
Bloomberg: Embrace Black Swans to Avoid Financial Disaster, Urges Taleb
By Mark Gilbert
Boing Boing: Larry Sanger on the "New Politics of Knowledge"
The New York Times
Op-Ed Columnist: The Morality Line
By David Brooks
The Colbert Report: Elaine Pagels
(11, 000 words)


Edge 207—April 13 , 2007
THE THIRD CULTURE
THE HEROIC IMAGINATION
A Talk with Philip Zimbardo
EVOLUTION CLOSES IN BERKELEY
By Nicholas Humphrey
THE REALITY CLUB
ZENON PYLYSHYN ON Stephen M. Kosslyn's "What Shape Are A German Shepard's Ears"
KOSSLYN REPLIES
THIRD CULTURE NEWS
The Wall Street Journal: The New Crusaders: As Religious Strife Grows, Europe's Atheists Seize Pulpit
By Andrew Higgins
The Wall Street Journal: Learn About Europe's Famous Skeptics
Scientific American: Pope says science too narrow to explain creation
By Tom Heneghan
The Times: Wikipedia a froce for good? Nonsense, says a co-founder
By Alexandra Frean
The New Yorker: The Interpreter
By John Colapinto
The New Yorker: A Tribe Apart
Slideshow
NPR: Tribe Helps Linguist Argue with Prevailing Theory
New York Times: On the Launching Pad: A $20 Million Childhood Dream
By John Schwartz
The Wall Street Journal: Nobel-winning scientist Eric Kandel chooses unforgettable works on memory
By Eric Kandel
Townsville Bulletin: Dangerous Ideas
By Malcom Tatterall
Charlie Rose: Reading Judas: Elaine Pagels & Karen King
Charlie Rose
The Independent
: Ian McEwan: I hang on to hope in a tide of fear
By Boyd Tonkin
C/Net News.com: Simonyi's ride on a Russian rocket
(Photo Gallery)
TIME: Einstein & Faith
By Walter Isaacson
The New York Times: Finding Hope in Knowing the Universal Capacity for Evil
By Claudia Dreyfus
The Sunday Times: How We Make Monsters
By Michael Bywater
The New York Times: Seeking a Car That Gets 100 Miles a Gallon
By Nick Bunkley
Newsweek: The God Debate
Sam Harris & Rick Warren
British Book Awards: Richard Dawkins is Author of the Year!
Bloggingheads.tv: John Horgan & George Johnson
Chicago Sun Times: A new fundamentalism?
By Jay Lindsay
Science: String Theory, With No Holds Barred
By John Simpson
San Francisco Chronicle: A noble Nobel
Editorial
The Daily Show: Psychologist Philip Zimbardo compares the Stanford Prison Experiment to Abu Ghraib
John Stewart
The Chronicle Review: Revisiting the Stanford Prison Experiment: a Lesson in the Power of Situation
By Philip G. Zimbardo
Prospect: The Mystery of Consciousness
By Paul Broks
The Agenda: Jerry Coyne/Science and Religion
By Steve Palkin
Fresh Air: Richard Dawkins Explains 'The God Delusion'
Terry Gross
BoingBoing: Katinka Matson's latest flower scan art
David Pescovitz
(10, 905 words)


Edge 206—March 28, 2007
THE THIRD CULTURE
A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
By Steven Pinker
SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER
By Denis Dutton
UNIVERSE
REVEALING OUR MODERN MYTHOLOGY
By Jonathan Harris
RED ANEMONE
By Katinka Matson
THE REALITY CLUB
P.Z. MEYERS ON "Open Letter To H. Allen Orr"
THIRD CULTURE NEWS
Science: From Whole Earth to the Whole Web
By Henry Lieberman
Weekend Australian: What Is Your Dangerous Idea
By Tony Maniaty
MSNBC: Elegant physicist makes string theory sexy
By Alan Boyle
The New Republic: Histories of Violence
By Steven Pinker
The New York Times: Scientist Finds the Beginnings of Morality in Primate Behavior
By Nicholas Wade
Science: Metagenomics: Ocean Study Yields a Tidal Wave of Microbial DNA
By John Bohannon
TIME: 60-Second Synopsis Reading Judas
By Elaine Pagels and Karen L. King
The Irish Times: Reading room: a surfer's guide
Fresh Air: Interviews: The Gospel of Judas and the Shaping of Christianity
With Terry Gross
Skeptical Inquirer: Intellectual and creative magnificence
By Kenneth W. Krause
Physics World: Intellectual innovator
Newsweek: Baby boomers and their books-it's a love story where nobody ever said he was sorry. Except, perhaps, for 'Love Story' itself.
By Malcolm Jones
(10, 675 words)


Edge 205—March 6, 2007
THE THIRD CULTURE
EDITORIAL NOTE
ADDENDUM TO "ARISTOTLE: THE KNOWLEDGE WEB"
By W. Daniel Hillis
THIRD CULTURE NEWS
The New York Times: What's So Funny? Well, Maybe Nothing By John Tierney
The New York Times (Cover Story): The Brain on the Stand
By Jeffrey Rosen
The New York Times Magazine: Out There
By Richard Panek
Prospect: Left Versus Right Defined the 20th Century. What's Next?
Prospect: Why have we not encountered intelligent extraterrestrial life?
By Geoffrey Miller
The New York Times: Reflections on Life as a Shaker-Upper
By Erik Piepenburg
The New York Times: Tie Space Continuum
By Herbert Muschamp
TIME: Early Christianity's Martyrdom Debate
By David Van Biema
Huffington Post: Give Palestine's Unity Government a Chance
Scott Atran, Robert Axelrod and Richard Davis
SEED: Jonathan Lethem + Janna Levin: The novelist and the cosmologist meet up to talk about reality
(5,715 words)


Edge 204—March 6, 2007
THE THIRD CULTURE
A NEUROSCIENCE SAMPLING
By Eric R. Kandel
THIRD CULTURE NEWS
The New York Times Magazine (Cover Story)
: Darwin's God
By Robin Marantz Henig
The New York Times: Possessed: At Home Before and Behind the Curtain
By David Colman
New Scientist
, Interview: Marc Hauser: How We Tell Right From Wrong
By Ivan Semeniuk
Skeptical Inquirer, Book Review : "What We Believe But Cannot Prove"
By Kenneth W. Krause
New Scientist
, Interview: Marvin Minsky: Once More With Feeling
By Amanda Gefter
The New York Times: Books on Atheism Are Raising Hackles in Unlikely Places
By Peter Seinfels
The Colbert Report: J. Craig Venter: God Didn't Have Computers
The New York Times: Celebrating Those Who Leave Some of Themselves in Their Work
By Cynthia Magriel Wetzler
10 Zen Monkeys: SF Writer Rudy Rucker: Everything Is Computation
By R.U. Sirius
(5,370 words)


Edge 203—Feb 27, 2007
T
HE REALITY CLUB
H. ALLEN ORR RESPONDS TO DANIEL C. DENNETT
THE THIRD CULTURE
NASA GOES DEEP
By Carolyn Porco
FALLING IN LOVE
By Marvin Minsky
IN THE NEWS
The New York Times: An Early Environmentalist, Embracing New 'Heresies'
By John Tierney
The New York Times: Mosh Pit Meets Sandbox
By David Brooks
Süddeutsche Zeitung: Was läuft hier richtig? Der neue Optimism
By Ralf Bönt
Reforma: Optimismo...
By Juan Enríquez Cabot
The New York Times: Human Nature Redux
By David Brooks
The New York Times: A Familiar and Prescient Voice, Brought to Life
By Dennis Overbye
(13,850 words)


Edge 202—January 22, 2007
T
HE REALITY CLUB
OPEN LETTER TO H. ALLEN ORR
By Daniel C. Dennett
THE THIRD CULTURE
WAKE UP MR. SLEEPY! YOUR UNCONSCIOUS MIND IS DEAD
By Richard Foreman
YOUTUBE: The Dawkins Delusion
By Dr. Terry Tommyrot
CONSTELLATIONS
By Brian Eno
THE COLBERT REPORT: Steven Pinker Explains How the Brain Works in Five Words
DAVOS REPORT
By Peter Schwartz
IN THE NEWS
Canberra Times: Peering dangerously into a future of ageless codgers
SEED:
See what Marc Hauser, Drew Endy, Joshua Greene, and others have to say about where their fields are going in 2007
By Edit Staff
The New York Times
: How Do We See Red? Count the Ways By Natalie Angier
Boston Globe
: Morality play: A Harvard researcher believes that humans have an innate sense of right and wrong, but others say morality is mostly learned
By Carey Goldberg, Globe Staff
The Toronto Star: Who Believes in God? Michael Shermer was once a fundamentalist Christian, but is now an agnostic and an advocate for humanist philosophy
Journal Les Affaires: L'optimisme boursier actuel est inquiétant
By Bernard Mooney
Tonight
(South Africa): What Is Your Dangerous Idea? Question everything, ban nothing, think dangerously
By James Mitchell
Genome Technology Online: Keeping the Glass Half Full
Le Monde: "Dans quel domaine êtes-vous optimiste? Et pourquoi?"
(14,000 words)


Edge 201—January 22, 2007
T
HE THIRD CULTURE
THE EDGE 10th Anniversary Essay
THE NEUROLOGY OF SELF-AWARENESS
By V.S.Ramachandran
PENGUINS! A FALKLANDS PHOTO ESSAY
By Nathan Myhrvold
TWELVE FLOWERS
By Katinka Matson
THE CRAFOORD PRIZE IN BIOSCIENCES 2007

IN THE NEWS
The New York Times Magazine: You Are What You Expect: The futures of optimists and pessimists
By Jim Holt
The Independent Sunday Review
(London): What are you optimistic about?
The News and Observer
(Raleigh-Durham): What's So Great? Lots!
By J. Peder Zane, Staff Writer
boingboing
: Nathan Myhrvold meets the penguins
Weekend America:
How Doomed Are We?
The Guardian: Tuned In
By Steven Poole
The News and Observer (Raleigh-Durham): Scientists see dazzling future
By J. Peder Zane, Staff Writer
Reforma
(Mexico): Andar y Ver / Optimismo de la inteligencia By By Jesús Silva-Herzog Márquez
Scientific American, Blog: Most Hated Digg Comment Proves (Part of) Jaron Lanier's Point about the Cracked Wisdom of Crowds
(7,200 words)

Edge 200 — 10th Anniversary Edition —January 8, 2006
THE THIRD CULTURE
NINE FLOWERS: An Exhibition by Katinka Matson
THE WORLD QUESTION CENTER
The Edge Annual Question — 2007
"WHAT ARE YOU OPTIMISTIC ABOUT? WHY? SURPRISE US!"
IN THE NEWS
The Guardian, Podcast Blog: Science Weekly for January 8
By James Randerson/Science
Toronto Star
: Call me a cockeyed optimist, God bless those upbeat scientists
Los Angles Times: Looking through rose-colored microscopes: Why some scientists are optimistic about the future
Centre.Daily.com:
Postcards hint of a brighter tomorrow
By Walt Mills
New Scientist, Editorial: Reasons to be cheerful
San Francisco Chronicle: Seeing the future, now: A world without relgion or violence. (Really.)
By Edward M. Gomez
The Economic Times//India Times: Grandiose notions of great scientists
By Mukul Sharma
The Charlotte The Post and Couriers: The World Question Center at www.edge.org every year asks scientists, doctors, philosophers and educators a question
Seattlest: Out of Sight, But Not Forgotten
Wall Street Journal: The Glass Is Half Full for Some Scientists
Open Source...with Christopher Lydon: Edge.org: Optimism
Welt Am Sonntag: Energiekrise, Armut und Terror: Warum ich für die kommenden Jahre trotzdem optimistisch bin
Cordis News: Scientists optimistic about 2007
The Fort Wayne News Sentinel: Dreamers and thinkers
By Leo Morris
Canadian Technology News: Identity management for zombies
By Shane Schick
The Times (London): Scientists find reasons to be cheerful
By Mark Henderson, Science Editor
The Guardian: No religion and an end to war: how thinkers see the future
By Alok Jha, science correspondent
The Times (London): A World Without Disgust
By Anjana Ahuja
SEED: Five issues, insights, and observations shaping our perspective, from the editors of SEED — 1. The Edge Annual Question 2007
Slashdot: What Are You Optimistic About?
boingboing: EDGE Question 2007: What are you optimistic about?
Arts & Letters Daily: What are you optimistic about? Intellectual impresario John Brockman puts his annual Edge question to leading thinkers.
Huffington Post: Got Optimism? The EDGE Annual Question for 2007 By Romi Lassally
(110,000 words)


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