Edge 284—May 7, 2009

ON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PUBLICATION OF
C.P. SNOW'S REDE LECTURE,
"THE TWO CULTURES"

An Edge Special Edition

Today, May 7, 2009, marks the 50th Anniversary of the publication of C.P. Snow's Rede Lecture, "The Two Cultures". In a second edition of The Two Cultures, published in 1963, Snow added a new essay, "The Two Cultures: A Second Look," in which he optimistically suggested that a new culture, a "third culture," would emerge and close the communications gap between the literary intellectuals and the scientists. In Snow's third culture, the literary intellectuals would be on speaking terms with the scientists. This never happened. Although I borrowed Snow's phrase in my 1991 essay "The Third Culture", it does not describe the third culture he predicted.

The third culture consists of those scientists and other thinkers in the empirical world who, through their work and expository writing, are taking the place of the traditional intellectual in rendering visible the deeper meanings of our lives, redefining who and what we are. Increasingly, The Third Culture has moved into the mainstream and the questions it is asking are those that inform us about ourselves and the world around us.

I am pleased to honor the memory of C.P. Snow and his "Two Cultures" by presenting "The Third Culture" on Edge, from 1997 to today (2,939,953 words).

John Brockman, Editor


Edge 283—May 1, 2009

THE THIRD CULTURE
MADDOX BY HIS SUCCESSOR
By Philip Campbell
HOW TO PREVENT A PANDEMIC
By Nathan Wolfe
ARTICLES OF NOTE
Nature: Obituary: John Maddox (1925-2009)
By Walter Gratzer
The Boston Globe: Inside the Baby Mind
By Jonah Lehrer
ABC News: Good Morning America
: Swine Flu Hits Mexico
Dr. Nathan Wolfe
Nature: Tech Titans Plan to Save the Planet
New York Times: Editorial: Photos from Saturn
New York Times: Don't Waste Time Cutting Emissions
By Bjorn Lomborg
(6,000 words)


Edge 282—April 24, 2009

THE THIRD CULTURE
EDGE LONDON DINNER — 2009 PHOTO ALBUM
April 20, 2009 — Zilly Fish, London
LORD OF THE CLOUD
John Markoff and Clay Shirky Talk to David Gelernter
An Edge Roundtable
DO WOMEN HAVE BETTER EMPATHY THAN MEN?
Simon Baron-Cohen
ARTICLES OF NOTE

Newsweek: Truth and Consequences
By Daniel Goleman
Why Evolution Is True: Truckling to the Faithful: A Spoonful of Jesus Helps Darwin Go Down
By Jerry Coyne
New York Times: A Conversation With Richard Wrangham
By Claudia Dreifus
Wall Street Journal: How the E-Book Will Change the Way We Read and Write
By Steven Johnson
New Republic: Nudge-ocracy
by Franklin Foer and Noam Scheiber
The New York Times Magazine: The Green Mind: Why Isn’t the Brain Green?
By Jon Gertner
The New York Times Magazine: Domains | Stewart Brand: On the Waterfront
By Edward Lewine
The New York Times Magazine: Natural Happiness
By Paul Bloom
Publishers Weekly: The Original Joy of Cooking:PW Talks with Author Richard Wrangham
by Will Boisvert
Huffington Post: The Moral Measure of a Civilization Is in Its Treatment of Enemies
By Scott Atran
The Australian: No, we don't need five planets
By Bjorn Lomborg
The Wall Street Journal: Deal Journal: Financial Meltdown: The Ultimate Human Error
The Wall Street Journal: Firm Lets Others Choose Startups
By Jessica E. Vascellaro
Newsweek: It Doesn't Have To Hurt
By Richard Thaler
Physics World: Cover Story: In search of the black swan
(15,300 words)


Edge 281—April 15, 2009

THE THIRD CULTURE
PRESSING QUESTIONS FOR OUR CENTURY
A Talk With AC Grayling
SIR JOHN MADDOX
1925-2009
COMPLEXITY AND CATASTROPHE
A Talk With John Maddox
TEN PRINCIPLES FOR A BLACK-SWAN-ROBUST WORLD
By Nassim Nicholas Taleb
ARTICLES OF NOTE

Arts & Letters Daily: Sir John Maddox, skeptical prophet who enlivened Nature, is dead at the age of 83
The New York Times: How to Raise Our I.Q.
By Nicholas Kristof
The Guardian
: John Maddox1925-2009
By Philip Campbell
The New York Times
: John Maddox, Editor Who Enlivened Nature, Is Dead at 83
By William Grimes
Nature: John Maddox 1925-2009
By Philip Campbell
The Sunday Times
: Open Minds: Atheists can celebrate the soul at Easter too, says the psychologist Nicholas Humphrey
The Hindu: Mirroring the World
By Sruthi Krishnan
The Korea Times: What Are You Optimistic About?
The Maui News: Haku Mo'olelo
By Edwin Tanjiy
Science: Darwin Applies to Medical School
By Elizabeth Pennisi
Science Friday: Live from ASU's Origins Symposium
(15,300 words)


Edge 280—April 10, 2009

THE THIRD CULTURE
"KRAUSSFEST 2009"
At Origins of Life Symposium — A.S.U.
THE QUICK BUCK JUST BECAME QUICKER
By Heinz Pagels
THE REALITY CLUB
Jaron Lanier, Joseph Traub, and Lee Smolin on Heinz Pagels
ARTICLES OF NOTE

Scientific American: Do Parents Matter?
Johnah Lehrer interviews Judith Rich Harris
The New York Times: The End of Philosophy
By David Brooks
The Wall Street Journal: Jesse Dylan Experiments With Science
By Amy Dockser Marcus
The New York Times: Memories: Good, Bad and Erasable
By Jim Dwyer
New Statesman: Religion: The Tony Blair Foundation
By Richard Dawkins
New Scientist: Existential Vertigo Over Human Origins
By Amanda Gefter
The New York Times: Brain Power
By Benedict Carey
TIME: The TIME 100: Richard Nisbett
TIME: Lured Toward the Right Choice
By Barbara Kiviat
TIME: How Obama Is Using the Science of Change
(11,350 words)


Edge 279—April 1, 2009

THE THIRD CULTURE
THE END OF UNIVERSAL RATIONALITY
A Talk With Yochai Benkler
EDGE VIDEO

THE TRADESCANT'S ARK EXPERIMENT
Tim Taylor
THE REALITY CLUB
MUST WE ALWAYS CATER TO THE FAITHFUL WHEN TEACHING SCIENCE?
By Jerry Coyne
ON "NEWSPAPERS AND THINKING THE UNTHINKABLE"By Clay Shirky
Marc Frons
ARTICLES OF NOTE

Newsweek: Rage Against the Art Gene
By Jeremy McCarter
The Economist: The Ethics of DNA databasing
By J. Craig Venter
New Humanist: Book Review: Questions of Truth: God, Science and Belief by John Polkinghorne and Nicholas Beale
By AC Grayling
Financial Analysts Journal: Models
By Emanuel Derman
The Times: Nature V Nurture? Please Don't Ask
By Mark Henderson
The New York Times: Vast Spy System Loots Computers in 103 Countries
By John Markoff
The New York Times: Sunday Book Review: Get Smart
By Jim Holt
New York Times Magazine: Cover Story: The Civil Heretic
By Nicholas Dawidoff
The New York Times: Wikipedia Exploring Fact City
By Noam Cohen
TED Talks: Nathan Wolfe: Hunting the Next Killer Virus
Salon: Two Avant-Gardists Join Artistic Forces
By Larry Blumenfeld
Reason Online: 21st-Century Mind
Howard Gardner Interviewed by Jonah Lehrer
Barnes & Noble Review: Why Evolution Is True
By AC Grayling
(12,300 words)


Edge 278—March 25, 2009

THE THIRD CULTURE
BY THE LATE JOHN BROCKMAN
40th Anniversary Edition
THE NEW YORK TIMES SUNDAY BOOK REVIEW
Our Two Cultures
By Peter Dizikes
EDGE VIDEO

SOME LIKE IT HOT
Steve Jones
THE REALITY CLUB
ON "NEWSPAPERS AND THINKING THE UNTHINKABLE" By Clay Shirky
Nicholas Carr, Martin Wattenberg & Fernanda Viégas
ARTICLES OF NOTE

New York Review of Books: Leaping Into the Great Unknown
By Freeman Dyson
The Hindu: Mirroring The World
By Sruthi Krishnan
Scientific American: How To Prevent The Next Pandemic
By Nathan Wolfe
Popular Science: Who Protects The Internet?
By James Geary
Arthur Magazine: Let It Die
By Douglas Rushkoff
Physics World: Cosmic Visions
Pharyngula: The Fertilized Egg Is Not A Human Life
By PZ Myers
CBS: The Big Bang Theory
By Doctor George Smoot
Wall Street Journal: Two Avant-Gardists Join Artistic Forces
By Larry Blumenfeld
SEED Magazine: Paul Steinhardt + Peter Galison
Seed Salon
Scientific American: Building The 21st-Century Mind
Howard Gardner Interviewed by Jonah Lehrer
Big Think: Daniel Dennett Discusses The Problem Of Robotic Warfare
(6,000 words)


Edge 277—March 17, 2009

THE THIRD CULTURE
NEWSPAPERS AND THINKING THE UNTHINKABLE
By Clay Shirky
TED TALK: DAN DENNETT
Cute, sexy, sweet and funny — an evolutionary riddle
SERPENTINE-EDGE EXPERIMENT MARATHON

A COOPERATIVE FORAGING EXPERIMENT—LESSONS FROM ANTS
Seirian Sumner
Edge Video
ARTICLES OF NOTE

The Wall Street Journal: Islamic Creationist Stirs Darwinian Struggle
By Andrew Higgins
The New York Times
: In One Ear and Out the Other
By Natalie Angier
TIME:10 Ideas Changing The World Right Now
By Brian Walsh
Washington Post: A Conversation With Nassim Taleb
Financial Times: How The Bank Bonuses Let Us All Down
By Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The New York Times: The Looting Of America's Coffers
By David Leonhardt
The Independent
: Belief And The Brain's 'God Spot'
By Steve Connor
The New York Times: They Tried To Outsmart Wall Street
By Dennis Overbye
Foundational Questions In Physics & Cosmology: Exploring The Universe Of Possibilites
The New York Times: G.O.P. Senators Say Some Big Banks Can Be Allowed To Fail
By J. David Goodman and Brian Knowlton
Bloomberg: arvard Scientists' Discovery Opens Door To Synthetic Life
By John Lauerman
The New York Times: For Twitter C.E.O., Well-Orchestrated Accidents
By Evan Williams
The Telegraph: Charles Darwin And Craig Venter: How Different Could Two Men Be?
By Emma Hartley
Prospect: Think Big
By Brian Eno
New Scientist: Is Time An Illusion?
By Amanda Gefter
(9,000 words)


Edge 276—March 4, 2009

THE THIRD CULTURE
IS THERE A HIGGS?
A Talk With Brian Cox
Edge video
SERPENTINE~EDGE EXPERIMENT MARATHON
Lewis Wolpert: HOW OUR LIMBS ARE PATTERNED LIKE THE FRENCH FLAG
Edge video
EDGE IN THE NEWS

GLOBAL ROUNDUP: Gazeteport.com (Turkey), Salzburger Nachtrichen (Austria), HP/D (Germany), Ohmy News (Korea), Business Day (South Africa), Pagina|12 (Spain), La Repubblica (Italy), La Stampa (Italy), Vrij Nederland (Netherlands), El Periodico.com (Spain), Il Sole 24 Ore (Italy)
IN THE NEWS

Boston Globe: Learning From Slums
By Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow
American Scientist
: Short Takes on Three Books
By Greg Ross
The Times: A handy little guide to small talk in the Stone Age
BBC News: 'Oldest English words' identified
The New York Times: Scandanavian Nonbelievers, Which Is Not to Say Atheists
By Peter Steinfels
Richard Dawkins.net: The Four Horsemen HD
Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, Daniel Dennett
The Economist: Unfinished Business
The Sun: Computing the Cost
By Arnie Cooper
TIME: Why Parents (Still) Don't Matter
By Kathleen Kingsbury
Washington Note: The Obama Code
By George Lakoff
(10,400 words)


Edge 275—February 24, 2009

THE THIRD CULTURE
ART AND HUMAN REALITY
A Talk With Denis Dutton
Introduction By Steven Pinker
Edge video
SERPENTINE~EDGE EXPERIMENT MARATHON
Armand Leroi: THE SONG OF SONGS
Edge video
TED TALKS (video)
Juan Enriquez: BEYOND THE CRISIS, MINDBOGGLING SCIENCE AND THE ARRIVAL OF HOMO EVOLUTIS
THE REALITY CLUB

Michael Shermer on DOES THE EMPIRICAL NATURE OF SCIENCE CONTRADICT THE REVELATORY NATURE OF FAITH? by Jerry Coyne
IN THE NEWS

Newsweek: The Evolution of Art
By James Q. Wilson
The Economist: What's Cooking
The Observer: Science Is Just One Gene Away From Defeating Religion
By Colin Blakemore
American Scientist: An Interview with Jerry Coyne
By Greg Ross
New Scientist: Darwin Was Right
By Daniel Dennett, Jerry Coyne, Richard Dawkins, and Paul Myers
Wall Street Journal: How I learned Not To Fear The Anti-God Squad
By Maurice O'Sullivan
The New Yorker: The Background Hum—Ian McEwan and the science of suspense
by Daniel Zalewski
Prospect: Obama's Moral Majority
By Jonathan Haidt
New Scientist: How Your Looks Betray Your Personality
By Roger Highfield, Richard Wiseman and Rob Jenkins
The Australian: The Masterly Blasphere
By Ian McEwan
Newsweek: Who Says Stress Is Bad For You?
By Mary Carmichael
The Colbert Report: Steven Pinker—February 11, 2009
Nature: Natural Selections 150 Years On
By Mark Pagel
Nature: Darwin 200: Should scientists study race and IQ?
A Debate—NO: Steven Rose—YES: Stephen Ceci & Wendy M. Williams
Nature: Darwin 200: Human Nature: The Remix
By Dan Jones
CNBC: Predicting Crisis: Dr. Doom & The Black Swan
By Nouriel Roubini and Nassim Taleb
Times Literary Supplement: Dawkins on Darwin
By Richard Dawkins
The Colbert Report: Denis Dutton—January 28, 2009
Bloggingheads.TV, Science Saturday: The Artistic Animal
By John Horgan & Denis Dutton
(12,150 words)


Edge 274—February 9, 2009

THE THIRD CULTURE
THE EDGE DINNER 2009
Long Beach, California—February 5, 2009—L'Opera
THE NEW YORKER
Where accuracy meets Flair
THE REALITY CLUB

Sam Harris, Steven Pinker on DOES THE EMPIRICAL NATURE OF SCIENCE CONTRADICT THE REVELATORY NATURE OF FAITH? by Jerry Coyne
IN THE NEWS

The Wall Street Journal, Boomtown: The "Billionaires' Dinner" at TED: Readjusted for the 2009 Econalyspe
By Kara Swisher
Washington Post: The Death of 'Rational Man'
By David Ignatius
The New York Times: When Humans Need a Nudge Toward Rationality
By Jeff Sommers
The New York Times: Education Is All in Your Mind
By Richard Nisbett
Bloomberg News: Taleb Says Nationalize Banks, You Can't Trust Them (Update2)
By Svenja O'Donnell and Francine Lacqua
Huffington Post: Gabbing with Gates: We Talk Meltdown, Malaria, Mosquitoes, and How Not Getting Enough Sleep Lowers His IQ
By Arianna Huffington
The New Scientist: Born believers: How your brain creates God
By Michael Brooks
The EconomistL Godless watch, continued
Science: Friendship as a Health Factor
Portfolio: 5 Steps to Fix the Banks
By Chris Anderson
Bloomberg News: Wall Street Bonuses May Go Way of Dodo Amid Bailouts (Update2)
By Dawn Kopecki and Christine Harper
(8,400 words)


Edge 273—January 30, 2009

THE THIRD CULTURE
WAITING FOR THE "FINAL PLAGUE"
A Talk with Nathan Wolfe
EDGE @ DLD: REFLECTIONS ON A CRISIS
Daniel Kahneman & Nassim Nicholas Taleb: A Conversation in Munich
(Moderator: John Brockman)
Edge Video
HOW WORDS COULD END A WAR
By Scott Atran and Jeremy Ginges
THE REALITY CLUB

George Dyson, Emanuel Derman, Karl W. Giberson, Kenneth R. Miller on DOES THE EMPIRICAL NATURE OF SCIENCE CONTRADICT THE REVELATORY NATURE OF FAITH? by Jerry Coyne
IN THE NEWS

Focus Online: Are Bankers Charlatans? (German Original: Sind Banker Scharlatane?)
By Ansgar Siemens, Focus online editor
Bloomberg News: Wall Street Bonuses May Go Way of Dodo Amid Bailouts (Update2)
By Dawn Kopecki and Christine Harper
The New York Times: Davos Diary: Nassim Taleb: "I Was Happy Lehman Went Bust"
Edited by Andrew Ross Sorkin
Bloomberg News: Taleb Says Nationalize Banks, You Can't Trust Them (Update2)
By Svenja O'Donnell and Francine Lacqua
The New Yorker: The Dystopians
By Ben McGrath
The Guardian: Those genius financial doomsayers: a round-up
By Stephen Moss
BBC News: How Bad Is The Crisis Going To Get
By Tim Weber
(11, 250 words)


Edge 272—January 23, 2009

THE THIRD CULTURE
COMING SOON:
EDGE @ DLD
REFLECTIONS ON A CRISIS
Daniel Kahneman & Nassim Nicholas Taleb: A Conversation in Munich
(Moderator: John Brockman)
DOES THE EMPIRICAL NATURE OF SCIENCE CONTRADICT THE REVELATORY NATURE OF FAITH?
By Jerry Coyne
An Edge Special Event
THE REALITY CLUB

Lawrence Krauss, Howard Gardner, Lisa Randall, Patrick Bateson, Daniel Everett, Daniel C. Dennett, Lee Smolin
OAF OF OFFICE
By Steven Pinker
IN THE NEWS

Publico Edição Lisboa: Cover Story—Sunday Magazine: Our Dog Will Become Our Cat
By Ana Gerschenfeld
Spiegel Online: Series Announcement: What Will change Everything
SEED: THE SEED SALON: Albert-Laszlo Barabasi + James Fowler
The New Republic: Striking a New Chord
By John McWhorter
The Sunday Herald-Sun (Melbourne): Quest for a sacred presence
By Bryan Patterson
The Wall Street Journal: The Brain, Your Honor, Will Take the Witness Stand
By Robert Lee Hotz
(6,700 words)


Edge 271—January 15, 2009

THE THIRD CULTURE
THE NOBEL PRIZE AND AFTER
A Talk with Frank Wilczek
NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE
My Genome, Myself
By Steven Pinker
NEW YORK TIMES
In Venting, a Computer Visionary Educates
By John Markoff
IN THE NEWS

El Mundo: Impíos deseos al empezar el año
By Arcadia Espada
Spiegel Online: Heute In Den Feuilletons
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: Visionen der Wissenschaft: Wenn die Intelligenz von sich selber träumt
Von Thomas Thiel
Los Angeles Times: Here's a radical idea—getting fit is fun and contagious
By Carole Carson
The Guardian: The shape of things to come
By Tom Teodorczuk
The New York Times: London Journal: Atheists Send a Message, on 800 Buses
By Sarah Lyall
(8,600 words)


Edge 270—January 7, 2009

THE WORLD QUESTION CENTER
THE EDGE ANNUAL QUESTION 2009
151 Contributors (107,000 words)
WHAT WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING?
"What game-changing scientific ideas and developments do you expect to live to see?"
Press Coverage: Arts & Letters Daily, The Guardian, The Times, Xconomy, The Guardian (Science Blog), The Telegraph, O'Reilly Radar, NPR, The Dallas Morning News, Beliefnet, The Herald, Grist, Pharyngula, Newsweek, The News & Observer
JAMES LEE BYARS
A STUDY OF POSTERITY
By Thomas McEvilley
A profile of the late James Lee Byars, founder of The World Question Center
THIRD CULTURE

SELF AWARENESS: THE LAST FRONTIER
By V.S. Ramachandran
An Edge Original Essay
THE REALITY CLUB
On "The Last Frontier" by V.S. Ramachandran: Marc D. Hauser, V.S. Ramachandran, Timothy D. Wilson, Arnold Trehub, Robert Provine
IN THE NEWS

The New York Times: LONDON JOURNAL: Atheists Send a Message, on 800 Buses
By Sarah Lyall
Letras Libres: Science in the Street
By Ramón González & Férriz Y Diego Salazar
Newsweek: On Second Thought...
By Sharon Begley
The Chronicle Review: Not So Smart: Aliens, Computers, and Universities
By Josh Fischman
The Chronicle Review: Not So Smart II: The Internet Doesn't Work So Well
By Josh Fischman
The New York Times Magazine: Risk Mismanagement
By Joe Nocera
The Guardian: Darwin shouldn't be hijacked by New Atheists—he is an ethical inspiration
By Madeline Bunting
Boston Review: God
By Alex Byrne
Toronto Star: On second thought: Why being wrong can be a good thing
By Peter Calamai
Columbia Journalism Review: Interview with Clay Shirky
By Russ Juskalian
The Times: Why the Pope is right—and wrong
By Mark Henderson
The New York Times: Not-So-Lonely Planet
By Oliver Morton
Boston Globe: Ideas: Paradigm lost
By Drake Bennett
Scientific American: The Science of Spore—The "Evolution" of Gaming
By Ed Regis
Scientific American: Evolution of the Mind: 4 Fallacies of Psychology
By David J. Buller
3 Quarks Daily: The Union of Evolution and Design
By Jonathan Pfeiffer
Scientific American: Individual versus Group in Natural Selection
By Steve Mirsky
The Economist: Why we are, as we are
Prospect: A progressive manifesto
By David Bodanis
Boston Globe: A Talk with Lisa Randall: Particle Physics, the Aria
By Samuel P. Jacobs
Nature: Towards responsible use of cognitive-enhancing drugs by the healthy
By By Henry Greely, Barbara Sahakian, John Harris, Ronald C. Kessler, Michael Gazzaniga, Philip Campbell & Martha J. Farah
(13,300 words)


Edge 269—December 11, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
JOHN MARKOFF TO JOIN SCIENCE
New York Times Announcement
CAN SCIENCE HELP SOLVE THE ECONOMIC CRISIS?
By Mike Brown, Stuart Kauffman, Zoe-Vonna Palmrose and Lee Smolin
THE REALITY CLUB
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Douglas Rushkoff, Larry Sanger, Mike Brown, George Dyson, Emanuel Derman, Michael Shermer, Paul Romer, Tor Nørretranders
IN THE NEWS

The New York Times: SStoking Fear Everywhere You Look
By David Carr
Financial Times: Bystanders to this financial crime were many
By Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Pablo Triana
Charlie Rose: A conversation with Nassim Nicholas Taleb about his book The Black Swan
(13,000 words)


Edge 268—December 5, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
SOCIAL NETWORKS AND HAPPINESS
By Nicholas A. Christakis & James H. Fowler
CHANGING LIFESTYLE CHANGES GENE EXPRESSION
A Talk with Dean Ornish
IN THE NEWS

The New York Times: Strangers May Cheer You Up, Study Says
By Pam Belluck
Washington Post: Happiness Can Spread Among People Like A Contagion, Study Indicates
By Rob Stein
Los Angeles Times: Happiness Is Contagious, Research Finds
By Karen Kaplan
The New York Times: Not Every Vote Counts
By Charles Seife
The New York Times: Why Twitter Turned Down Facebook
By Clair Cane Miller
Nature: Getting Its From Bits
By Frank Wilczek
The New York Times:You're Leaving a Digital Trail. What About Privacy?
By John Markoff
The New York Times: Only the Rich Can Afford It. Should Taxpayers Take It Back?
By Randall Stross
Ofcom International: Managing Competitive Communications in a Digital Age
Nature: Darwin 200: The Needs of the Many
By Marek Kohn
Nature: Darwin 200: Beyond the Origin
New Scientist: Will the next Einstein come from Africa?
Ivan Semeniuk interviews Neil Turok
New Scientist: The free lunch that made our universe
By Lawrence Krauss
The New York Times: Even if You Can't Buy It, Happiness Is Big Business
By Patricia Leigh Brown
(9,800 words)


Edge 267—November 25, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
THE THIRD CULTURE IN SPAIN
PRESENTACIÓN TERCERA CULTURA
Slide Show
PRESENTACIÓN PLATAFORMA CULTURA 3.0
Tercera cultura en Madrid
YOU TUBE
Cultura 3.0 en Madrid
EL MUNDO por dentro
Hoy Sí Que Está El Periódico En El Filo (Edge) De La Noticia
Arcadi Espada
EL MUNDO
Nace La Plataforma Tercera Cultura
(Birth of the Third Culture)
Rosa M. Tristán
EL MUNDO por dentro
La Tercera Cultura En España
Arcadi Espada
LA REVOLUCION NATURALISTA
Presentacion De Cultura 3.0
SYNC, AND SWIM TOGETHER
By Daniel Kahneman and Andrew M. Rosenfield
IN THE NEWS

The New York Times: Books of the Times: Polly Wanna Cracker? Squawk! Do Better, That's So Bush League
By Michiko Kakutani
The New York Times Magazine: Becoming Screen Literate
By Kevin Kelly
Intelligent Life: The Rise of the Journo-Gurus
Salon: Good Enough
By Steve Paulson
The New York Times: Regenerating a Mammoth for $10 Million
(4,500 words)


Edge 266—November 20, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
THE IMPRINTED BRAIN THEORY
By Christopher Badcock
THE REALITY CLUB
Arnold Trehub on THE PROBLEM WITH CONSCIOUSNESS by Alva Noë
IN THE NEWS

Arts & Letters Daily: Essays and Opinion
The New York Times: Science Times: In a Novel Theory of Mental Disorders, Parents' Genes Are in Competition
By Benedict Carey
Nature: Essay: Battle of the sexes may set the brain
By Christopher Badcock & Bernard Crespi
Scientific American:Enceladus: Secrets of Saturn's Strangest Moon
By Carolyn Porco
(5,000 words)


Edge 265—November 14, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
OF GENITAL THIEVES
The exploration of economic irrationality
Andrian Kreye
THE PROBLEM OF CONSCIOUSNESS
A Talk with Alva Noë
HOW KEVIN BACON CURED CANCER
Steven Strogatz & Albert-László Barabási
IN THE NEWS
Süddeutsche Zeitung: Unter Geschlechtsräubern: Die Erforschung der wirtschaftlichen Unvernunft
By Andrian Kreye
El Pais: Internet cambia la forma de leer... ¿y de pensar?
By Abel Grau
Scientific American: Oppenheimer the Opera: A review of Doctor Atomic
By Michael Shermer
The Times: Ben Macintyre on a people with no history, no fiction and no sense of left or right
The Guardian: The Power of Speech
By Patrick Barkham
Wall Street Journal: A New Dawn
By Bjørn Lomborg, Ian McEwan
Harvard Magazine: What Makes the Human Mind?
By Ashley Pettus
Los Angeles Times: McCain's science earmark error
By Lawrence M. Krauss
Slate: Does Religion Make You Nice?
By Paul Bloom
(9,500 words)


Edge 264—November 7, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
THE DOUBLE HELIX MEDAL FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
James D. Watson & J. Craig Venter
SWATTING ATTACKS ON FRUIT FLIES AND SCIENCE
By Jerry Coyne
REAL LIFE IS NOT A CASINO
By Nassim Nicholas Taleb
PUTTING PSYCHOLOGY INTO BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS
A Talk By Richard Thaler, Daniel Kahneman, Sendhil Mullainathan
Sean Parker, Anne Treisman, Paul Romer, Danny Hillis, Jeff Bezos, Salar Kamangar, George Dyson, France LeClerc
Class 6: A Short Course In Behavioral Economics
IN THE NEWS
Financial Times: Obama’s technology czar: the betting begins
By Richard Waters
New York Review of Books: Science: The Coming Century
By Martin Rees
The New York Times:
A Conversatrion with Stuart L. Pimm
By Claudia Dreyfus
Science
: The Gonzo Scientist: Flunking SporeDawkins
By Martin Beckford and Urmee Kahn
By John Bohannon
The Boston Globe: U Tube
By Jeffrey MacIntyre
Publishers Weekly: What Have You Changed Your Mind About?
Huffington Post: Man Versus Machine
By Thomas B. Edsall
Wall Street Journal: October Pain Was 'Black Swan' Gain
By Scott Patterson
Prospect: The emerging moral psychology
By Dan Jones
The Record (Waterloo): This is the column that changed the world
By Bill Bean
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: The Turkey Was Amazed
By Frank Schirrmacher
The New York Times: Your Comments On The Economy Column
By Nicholas Kristof
Atlantic Online: Too Soon To Tell
By Ross Douthat
Technology Review: Wikipedia and the Meaning of Truth
By Simon L. Garfinkel
Technology Review: Moving Freely Between Virtual Worlds
By Erica Naone
Technology Review: Immortalizing a Piece of Yourself
By Emily Singer
Technology Review: Linda Avey and Anne Wojcicki: The founders of startup 23andMe want to know your genome
By Emily Singer
(16,450 words)


Edge 263—October 30, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
THE IRONY OF POVERTY
A Talk By Sendhil Mullainathan
Daniel Kahneman, Paul Romer, Richard Thaler, Danny Hillis, Jeff Bezos, Sean Parker, Anne Treisman, France LeClerc, Salar Kamangar, George Dyson
Class 5: A Short Course In Behavioral Economics
[Edge Video]
IN THE NEWS
The New York Times: Op-Ed Column: The Behavioral Revolution
By David Brooks
This Is Money: Nassim Taleb and the Secret of the Black Swan
By Bill Condie, Evening Standard
The Telegraph:
Dean Kamen: Part Man, Part Machine
The Guardian:
'People Say I'm Strident"
By Decca Aitkenhead
The Telegraph
: Harry Potter Fails to Cast Spell over Professor Richard Dawkins
By Martin Beckford and Urmee Kahn
TIME: Q&A: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
By Tim Morrison
The Vancouver Sun: Motivated By Fear
By Peter McKnight
Nature: Editorial: A Look Within
Nature: Essay: Being Human: Religion: Bound to Believe?
By Pascal Boyer
(16,460 words)


Edge 262—October 22, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
TWO BIG THINGS HAPPENING IN PSYCHOLOGY TODAY
A Talk By Daniel Kahneman
Danny Hillis, Richard Thaler, Nathan Myhrvold, Elon Musk,
France LeClerc, Salar Kamangar, Anne Treisman,
Sendhil Mullainathan, Jeff Bezos, Sean Parker
Class 4: A Short Course In Behavioral Economics
[Edge Video]
THE REALITY CLUB
W. Daniel Hillis, Daniel Kahneman, Nathan Myhrvold, Richard Thaler on "Two Big Things Happening in Psychology Today"
IN THE NEWS
The Guardian: Comment Is Free: All Aboard the Atheist Bus Campaign
By Ariane Sherine
The New York Times: The DNA AGE — Taking a Peek at the Experts' Genetic SecretsStruggle for the Islands
By Freeman Dyson
By Amy Harmon
The Atlantic: Why Washington's crusade against swearing on the airwaves is f*cked upTea and Empathy with Daniel Goleman
By Lawrence M. Fisher
By Steven Pinker
The New York Times: The Downturn's Upside
By Nicholas D. Kristof
Nature: The Cranial Endoskeleton of Tiktaalik Roseae
By Jason P. Downs, Edward B. Daeschler, Farish A. Jenkins & Neil H. Shubin
The New York Times: Fish Fossil Yields Anatomical Clues on How Animals of the Sea Made It to Land
By John Noble Wilford
Bloggingheads.Tv: John Horgan & David Berreby
(16,000 words)


Edge 261—October 16, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
WHATS NEXT?
By Frank Schirrmacher
FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG
Bookfair Edition 1
THE STARS ARE INDESPENSIBLE
Why John Brockman, the great New York agent, doesn't read novels
By Thomas David
A SHORT COURSE IN BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS
CLASS THREE
SENDHIL MULLANATHAN
Nathan Myhrvold, Richard Thaler, Daniel Kahneman, France LeClerc, Danny Hillis, Paul Romer, George Dyson, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Sean Parker
[Text & Video]
IN THE NEWS
Atlantic: First Person Plural
By Paul Bloom
Wall Street Journal: The 1% Panic
By L. Gordon Crovitz
The New York Times: The Rise of the Machines
By Ricard Dooling
Bloomberg: Taleb's 'Black Swan' Investors Post Gains as Markets Take Dive
By Stephanie Baker
(15,700 words)


Edge 260—October 9, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
A SHORT COURSE IN BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS
CLASS TWO: RICHARD THALER & SENDHIL MULLAINATHAN
Jeff Bezos, Nathan Myhrvold, Salar Kamangar, Daniel Kahneman, Danny Hillis, Paul Romer, Elon Musk, Sean Parker
[Text & Video]
IN THE NEWS
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: Feuilleton: Assume the Fetal Position!
By Frank Schirrmacher
New York Review of Books: Struggle for the Islands
By Freeman Dyson
Strategy & Business: Tea and Empathy with Daniel Goleman
By Lawrence M. Fisher
Financial Times: The Short View: Political Risk
By John Authers, Investment Editor
New Scientist: Anyons: The Real Breakthrough Quantum Computing Needs?
By Don Monroe
(14,500 words)


Edge 259—October 1, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
A SHORT COURSE IN BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS
Edge Master Class 2008
Richard Thaler, Sendhil Mullainathan, Daniel Kahneman
Sonoma, CA, July 25-27, 2008
AN EDGE SPECIAL PROJECT
CLASS ONE: RICHARD THALER
[Text & Video]
NOTABLE QUOTE
Nassim Taleb
IN THE NEWS
The New Scientist: Editorial: When the Numbers Don't Add Up
Boston Globe: What About Austerity?
By Juan Enriquez and Jorge Dominguez
The New York Times: Private Company Launches Its Rocket Into Orbit
By John Schwartz
You Tube: Elon Musk's Spacex Successfully Launches Falcon 1
Boston Globe: Hidden Histories
By Jonathan Gottschall
Bloggingheads TV: John Horgan & George Johnson
The Observer: The New Sage of Wall Street: Profile: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
By Edward Helmore
The Colbert Report: Nicholas Carr
(17,100 words)


Edge 258—September 25, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
ECONOMIC DIS-EQUILIBRIUM
By George Dyson
THE REALITY CLUB
Jaron Lanier, George Dyson on THE FOURTH QUADRANT by Nassim Taleb
IN THE NEWS
Bloggingheads TV: Sean Carroll & Jennifer Ouellette
Economic Times: "Enlightened Pursuit of Pleasure"
By Vithal C Nadkarni
Newsweek: "When Atheists Attack"
By Sam Harris
Gawker: "What We Need More Of Is Science"
Seeking Alpha: "Managing Risk: A Probability Model"
Deseret News (Salt Lake City): "Gps Units, Internet Helping Little Dogies Get Along"
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "Hardwired Conservatives"
Compiled by Greg Victor
The New York Times: "Technology Doesn't Dumb Us Down. It Frees Our Minds."
By Damon Darlin
The Economist: "User-Generated Science"
The Guardian: "Turkish Court Bans Richard Dawkins Website"
Newsweek: "Is Morality Natural?"
By Marc D. Hauser
Florida Trend: Darwin, Einstein, and Five Challenges for Florida
By Juan Enriquez
(5,100 words)


Edge 257—September 15, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
THE FOURTH QUADRANT: A MAP OF THE LIMITS OF STATISTICS
By Nassim Nicholas Taleb
An Edge Original Essay
IN THE NEWS
Der Spiegel: "Was halten Sie für wahr, ohne es beweisen zu können?"
By John Brockman
The New York Times: "No Laughing Matter"
By Judith Warner
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: "Amazons Lesegerät Kindle
Das Buch, das aus dem Äther kam"
Von Hubert Spiegel
National Review Online: "The Corner"
By John Derbeyshire
The Guardian: "Tuesday memo: The road to the bridge to nowhere that wasn't there"
By Oliver Burkeman
The Malta Independent: "J’accuse: The meaning of life"
By Jacques René Zammit
Las Vegas Sun: "It's not the issues that likely make up many minds"
By J. Patrick Coolican
(7,950 words)


Edge 256—September 9, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
WHAT MAKES PEOPLE VOTE REPUBLICAN?
By Jonathan Haidt
A SLICE OF SCIFOO
By Frank Wilczek
THE REALITY CLUB
Daniel Everett, Howard Gardner, Michael Shermer, Scott Atran, James Fowler, Alison Gopnik, Sam Harris, James O'Donnell, Roger Schank on WHAT MAKES PEOPLE VOTE REPUBLICAN? by Jonathan Haidt
Lee Smolin, Betsy Devine, George Dyson on A SLICE OF SCIFOO by Frank Wilczek
James O'Donnell, Chris Anderson, David Brin on GIN, TELEVISION, AND COGNITIVE SURPLUS by Clay Shirky
(23,100 words)


Edge 255—August 21, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
GIN, TELEVISION, AND COGNITIVE SURPLUS
A Talk By Clay Shirky
EDGE IN THE NEWS
San Francisco Chronicle: "Campaign observers: Time is ripe for Obama to step up his game"
By Carla Marinucci
ABC News: "Party Time: From Dreams And Delusions To Wars And Wiretapping"
By John Allen Paulos
Science & Spirit: "Daniel Dennett's Darwinian Mind: An Interview with a 'Dangerous' Man"
By Chris Floyd
The New York Times: "Together Again In Different Time Zones"
By John Parales
The Guardian: "The Religion of Politics"
By Andrew Brown
Wall Street Journal: "Secondary Sources: Credit Crisis, Authoritarian Fed, Nudges"
Financial Times: "The Dramatic Effect Of A Firm Nudge"
By Cass Sunstein and Richard Thaler
(6,340 words)


Edge 254—August 12, 2008

THE REALITY CLUB
A SHORT COURSE IN BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS
Daniel Kahneman & Nathan Myhrvold
HYPERPOLITICS (AMERICAN STYLE)
David Brin
EDGE IN THE NEWS
The New York Times: "Optimism In Evolution"
By Olivia Judson
Prospect: "Out of Mind"
By Paul Broks
The New York Times: "Harmony and the Dream"
By David Brooks
The New York Times: "All of Us, Arbiters of News"
By David Carr
The New York Times: "Is Google A Media Company?"
By Michael Helft
The Chronicle Review: "Who Framed George Lakoff"
By Evan Goldstein
Newsweek: "Not Quite Hal 9000, But It Vacuums"
By Katie Baker
Bloggingheads TV: "Science Saturday: Problems in Quantum Mechanics"
Sean Carroll, Dave Albert
(8,600 words)


Edge 253—August 5, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
A SHORT COURSE IN BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS
Edge Master Class 08
Richard Thaler, Sendhil Mullainathan, Daniel Kahneman
Sonoma—July 25-27, 2008
SAN FRANCISCO SCIENCE DINNER
Kokkari
July 28, 2008
(9,340 words)


Edge 252—July 29, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
HYPERPOLITICS (AMERICAN STYLE)
A Talk By Mark Pesce
EDGE IN THE NEWS
The Chronicle Review: "The Science of Satire: Cognition studies clash with 'New Yorker' rationale"
By Mahzarin R. Banaji
(4,335 words)


Edge 251—July 21, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE

PANORAMAS AND PHOTO TECHNOLOGY FROM ICELAND AND GREENLAND
By Nathan Myhrvold
THE REALITY CLUB
BRITANNICA FORUM
This Is Your Brain On The Internet
Clay Shirky, Nicholas Carr, Larry Sanger, Matthew Battles, Clay Shirky
W. Daniel Hillis on Nicholas Carr's "Is Google Making Us Stupid"
EDGE IN THE NEWS
The New York Times: "Costly Toys, Or A New Era For Drivers"
By Joe Nocera
The New York Times: "Let's Get Rid of Darwinism"
By Olivia Judson
NPR: ON THE MEDIA: "Search and Destroy"
The Telegraph: "Amazon Tribe Has No Words for Different Numbers"
By Roger Highfield
AXESS: "The Return of Religion"
By Roger Scruton
(7,170 words)


Edge 250—July 15, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
ENGINEERS' DREAMS
By George Dyson
THE NEXT RENAISSANCE
A Talk by Douglas Rushkoff
THE REALITY CLUB

W. Daniel Hillis, Kevin Kelly, Larry Sanger, George Dyson, Jaron Lanier, Douglas Rushkoff on Nicholas Carr's "Is Google Making Us Stupid"
EDGE IN THE NEWS
The Guardian: "From Obama to Cameron, why do so many politicians want a piece of Richard Thaler?"
By Aditya Chakrabortty
The New Yorker
: "Surfing the Universe"
By Benjamin Wallace-Wells
The Times
: "Why Barack Obama and David Cameron are keen to 'nudge you'"
By Carol Lewis
The Business Times (Singapore)
: "Psychology's Ambassador to Economics"
Daniel Kahneman talks to Vikram Khanna
The Washington Post
: "Jason Calacanis' First New Email Post"
By Nik Cubrilovic
New Scientist
: "A Way With Words"
By Jo Marchant
Highfield Named Editor of
New Scientist
(9,670 words)


Edge 249—July 7, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
SUMMER READING
Recent and Forthcoming Titles from Edge Contributors
THE REALITY CLUB
Sean Carroll, Jaron Lanier, Joseph Traub, John Horgan, Bruce Sterling, Douglas Rushkoff, Oliver Morton, Daniel Everett, Gloria Origgi, Lee Smolin, Joel Garreau respond to Chris Anderson's "The End of Theory"
EDGE IN THE NEWS
Scientific American: "The Mirror Neuron Revolution: Explaining What Makes Humans Social"
Jonah Lehrer
Atlantic Monthly
: "Is Google Making Us Stupid?"
Nicholas Carr
Bloggingheads TV
: "Science Saturday: Summer Doldrums Edition"
John Horgan George Johnson
Los Angeles Times
: "Mysteries of time, and the multiverse"
John Johnson Jr.
SEED
: "The Seed Salon: Tom Wolfe + Michael Gazzaniga"
Harvard Business Review
: "Should You Invest in the Long Tail?"
By Anita Elberse
Wall Street Journal
: "Study Refutes Niche Theory Spawned by Web"
By Lee Gomes
Newsweek
: "A Bug to Save the Planet"
By Fareed Zakaria
(10,600 words)


Edge 248—June 30, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
THE END OF THEORY
Will the Data Deluge Makes the Scientific Method Obsolete?
By Chris Anderson
THE REALITY CLUB

George Dyson, Kevin Kelly, Stewart Brand, W. Daniel Hillis
respond to "The End of Theory"
EDGE IN THE NEWS
Der Tagesspiegel: "A New Humanism" ("Ein Neuer Humanismus")
By Kai Kupferschmidt
The New Republic
: "Hedonic Man"
By Alan Wolfe
Wall Street Journal
: "How The Rich Spend their Time: Stressed"
By Robert Frank
The New Yorker
: "The Itch"
By Atul Gawande
The New Yorker
: "What Was I Thinking"
By Elizabeth Kolbert
Wall Street Journal
: "Free To Choose, But Often Wrong"
By David A. Shawitz
Washington Post
: "How Rich People Spend Their Time"
(11,000 words)


Edge 247—May 7, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
PUT A LITTLE SCIENCE IN YOUR LIFE
By Brian Greene
EDGE IN THE NEWS
The New Yorker: "Hello, Hal"
John Seabrook
The Guardian: "Steven Pinker: The evolutionary man"
SEED: "The Reality Tests"
By Joshua Roebke
Sunday Telegraph: "I seldom say this these days, but Gordon Brown is right"
By Matthew d'Ancona
Art Forum: "Signal distortion; Caroline A. Jones on David Joselit's Feedback: Television Against Democracy "
IEEE Spectrum: "The Singularity: A Special Report"
Nature: Editorial: "Open to interpretation"
New Statesman: "Take the talking cure"
By Gloria Origgi
(3,925 words)


Edge 246—June 10, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
THE (CHINESE) EMPEROR'S OLD CLOTHES
What Is Your Dangerous Idea
INTRODUCTION BY STEPHEN PINKER
AFTERWORD BY RICHARD DAWKINS


Edge 245—June 5, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
EXPERIMENT MARATHON REYKJAVÍK
Reykjavík Art Museum
Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist
In Collaboration With Artist Ólafur Elíasson
BRIAN ENO
Leads Impromptu A Capella Group
——
Wall Street Journal: "In Iceland, Building Bridges for Art"
By Cathryn Drake
The Boston Globe: "Creators of Cool"
By Tom Haines
Art Forum: "Amazing Race — Reykjavik"
Cathryn Drake
Artnet: "Fire And Ice"
By Ben Davis
Art Review: "Reykjavik Arts Festival Diary, Days 1–4"
By James Westcot
Art Facts.Net: "Art Facts.Net Interviews Hans Ulrich Obrist"
Marek Claassen
EDGE IN THE NEWS
Frankfurter Rundschau: "Die Mondflüge der Philosophie"
Von Christian Schluter
New York Times
: "The Future Is Now? Pretty Soon, at Least"
By John Tierney
The New York Times: "
Dark, Perhaps Forever"
By Dennis Overbye
The New York Times: "
An Overflowing Five-Day Banquet of Science and Its Meanings
By Dennis Overbye
The New York Times: "
Put a Little Science in Your Life"
By Brian Greene
The Sunday Times
: "Nassim Nicholas Taleb: the prophet of boom and doom"
By Brian Appleyard
Nature
: "Why we should love logarithms"
By Philip Ball
New York Review of Books
: "The Question of Global Warming"
By Freeman Dyson
The New Republic
: "The Stupidity of Dignity"
By Steven Pinker
The New York Times: "
The Alpha Geeks"
By David Brooks
The New York Times: "
Study Finds Big Social Factor in Quitting Smoking"
By Gina Kolata
The Boston Globe
: "The secret to happiness? Who knows?"
By Alex Beam
Wired
: "15th Anniversary: The Brian Eno Evolution"
By Steven Leckart
(8,000 words)


Edge 244—May 7, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
RULES OF THE GAME
A Talk With Hans Ulrich Obrist
EDGE IN THE NEWS
The New Yorker: "In the Air: Who Says Big Ideas Are Rare?"
By Malcolm Gladwell
(5,340 words)


Edge 243—April 22, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
VENGEANCE IS OURS
Jared Diamond in The New Yorker
BREAKING THE GALILEAN SPELL
By Stuart A. Kauffman
THE REALITY CLUB
Kevin Kelly on "Eliza's World"
EDGE IN THE NEWS
Campaign: Web Secrets
(6,560 words)


Edge 242—April 10, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
ARE HUMAN BRAINS UNIQUE?
By Michael Gazzaniga
ELIZA'S WORLD
By Nicholas Carr
THE REALITY CLUB
Jaron Lanier on "Eliza's World"
(7,080 words)


Edge 241—April 1, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
LA NACION
Buenes Aires
Los científicos son naturalmente optimistas
MODELING THE FUTURE
A Talk With Stephen Schneider
EDGE IN THE NEWS
The Guardian: The atheist delusion
(9,678 words)


Edge 240—March 13, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
ANTS HAVE ALGORITHMS
A Talk With Iain Couzin
EDGE IN THE NEWS
The Boston Globe: Rushkoff's Algorithm
By Joshua Glenn
Boing Boing: Nicholas Christakis, Doug Rushkoff, Alan Alda and The Edge Dinner
By David Pescovitz
(5,680 words)


Edge 239—March 4, 2008

THE EDGE DINNER — 2008
THE REALITY CLUB
Douglas Rushkoff, Alan Alda on Nicholas Christakis' "Social Networks Are Like the Eye"
(3,100 words)


Edge 238—February 25, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
SOCIAL NETWORKS ARE LIKE THE EYE
A Talk With Nicholas A. Christakis
(7,500 words)


Edge 237—February 19, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
ENGINEERING BIOLOGY
A Talk With Drew Endy
EDGE IN THE NEWS
The Sun Herald (Sydney, Australia): What Are You Optimistic About?
By Frank Brunetti
Web Diary (Australia): What are you optimistic about?
By Craig Rowley
(7,000 words)


Edge 236—February 12, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
THE IMPICIT ASSOCIATION TEST
A Conversation with Mahzarin Banaji and Anthony Greenwald
PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES IAT
EDGE IN THE NEWS
Condé Nast Portfolio: Daily Brew: Valuable Reasons to Check Your Kid's Closet
By Kevin Maney
(4,900 words)


Edge 235—February 6, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
LIFE: A GENE-CENTRIC VIEW
Craig Venter & Richard Dawkins
A Conversation in Munich
(Moderator: John Brockman)
Complete One-Hour Video & Transcript
BETTER THAN FREE
By Kevin Kelly
EDGE IN THE NEWS
Publico: Edição Lisboa: Cover Story, Sunday Magazine: When the world's great scientific thinkers change their minds
By Ana Gerschenfeld
Wall Street Journal: A Sense of the Future
By Paul Boutin
The New York Review of Books: The Triumph of Stephen Jay Gould
By Richard C. Lewontin
Times Colonist (Victoria, British Columbia): Boffins wax poetic about their passions; Mainstream media, readers seem scared despite fine writing, fascinating facts
By Barbara Julien
(15,9000 words)


Edge 234—January 24, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
VENTER INSTITUTE SCIENTISTS CREATE FIRST SYNTHETIC BACTERIAL GENOME
LIVE IN NYC
WHAT ARE YOU OPTIMISTIC ABOUT
Borders Bookstore — Columbus Circle
January 29, 2008 7:00 PM
EDGE @ DLD
(Digital Life Design)

"LIFE: A GENE-CENTRIC VIEW"
A Conversation with Craig Venter & Richard Dawkins
(Moderator: John Brockman)
SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG
The Future of Selection
(Die Zukunft der Selektion)
By Florian Kessler
DER SPIEGEL
Craig Venter wants to email life
(Craig Venter will Lebewesen e-mailen)
By Christian Stöcker
EDGE IN THE NEWS
Times Literary Supplement: In Brief: What Are You Optimistic About?
By James Joseph
(3,200 words)


Edge 233—January 14, 2008

EDGE publishes "Life: What a Concept!"
transcript as downloadable pdf book
EDGE @ DLD (Digital, Life, Design)
10:00am, January 21, Munich
"LIFE: A GENE-CENTRIC VIEW"
Craig Venter & Richard Dawkins
(Moderator: John Brockman)
THE THIRD CULTURE
WHAT'S YOUR CONSUMPTION FACTOR?
By Jared Diamond
The Edge Annual Question — 2008
THE WORLD QUESION CENTER
WHAT HAVE YOU CHANGED YOUR MIND ABOUT? WHY?
Press Coverage: Arts & Letters Daily; bloggingheads.tv; boingboing; Canberra Times; Corriere Della Sera; The Globe and Mail; The Guardian; Il Giornale; Infectious Greed; The Independent; El Mundo; National Review Online; The News & Observer; [email protected]; O'Reilly Radar; San Francisco Chronicle; Slashdot; Spiegel Online; Süddeutsche Zeitung; Sunday Tribune; The Telegraph; The Times; Toronto Star; The Wall Street Journal; The Washington Post; Die Zeit
THIRD CULTURE NEWS
The New York Times Magazine: Cover Story: The Moral Instinct
By Steven Pinker
EDGE IN THE NEWS
The New Republic: The TNR Q&A
By Isaac Chotiner
Capital Times (Madison, Wisconsin): Think Positive
By Mary Bergin
The Age
(Melbourne, Australia): Questions
By Lorien Kaye
(9,700 words)


Edge 232—January 4, 2008

THE WORLD QUESION CENTER
The Edge Annual Question — 2008
WHAT HAVE YOU CHANGED YOUR MIND ABOUT? WHY?
EDGE IN THE NEWS
Rocky Mountain News: Science Snubbed
By Vincent Carroll, Editor, Editorial Pages
The Mail On Sunday: What Are You Optimistic About?
Review by Harry Ritchie
The New York Times: Op-Ed Columnist: The Sidney Awards II
By David Brooks
(113,100 words)


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
THE 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
THE 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
THE 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
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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)


Edge 198—December 6 , 2006
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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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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
THE 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
THE 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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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
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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
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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 190August 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 188July 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
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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
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"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)


Edge 174— November
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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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David Deutsch recipient of The $100,000 Edge of Computation Science Prize
(2,800 words)


Edge 172— October 28, 2005
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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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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
T
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"That Famous Equation And You" by Brian Greene
(2,500 words)
Edge 169— September 28, 2005
T
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"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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"Dangling Participles": Lisa Randall
THE REALITY CLUB
Roger Schank, Ernst Pöppel
(2,825 words)
Edge 167— September 9, 2005
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"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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"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)
Edge 151— December 20, 2004
THE THIRD CULTURE
"A Theory of Roughness": Benoit Mandelbrot
(4,225 words)
Edge 150— December 6, 2004
THE THIRD CULTURE
"Indirect Reciprocity, Assessment Hardwiring, and Reputation": Karl Sigmund
(5,550 words)
Edge 149— November 23, 2004
THE THIRD CULTURE
GREGORY BATESON: THE CENTENNIAL
"About Bateson" by John Brockman with an Afterword by Gregory Bateson
FESTIVAL DELLA SCIENZA — 2004, GENOA
(12,500 words)
Edge 148 — October 18, 2004
THE THIRD CULTURE
"ROBERT TRIVERS: An Edge Special Event — Co-hosted by The Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University, Martin Nowak, Director
Steven Pinker on Robert Trivers
Robert Trivers: "A Full-Force Storm With Gale Winds Blowing"
(8,000 words)
Edge 147 — October 18, 2004
THE THIRD CULTURE
"The Astonishing Francis Crick" by V.S. Ramachandran
(2,400 words)
Edge 146 — October 4, 2004
THE THIRD CULTURE
"Summer Postcards — 2004"
KATINKA MATSON EXHIBITION: GENOA SCIENCE FESTIVAL
(10,800 words)
Edge 145 — August 18, 2004
THE THIRD CULTURE
"Smolin vs. Susskind: The Anthropic Principle — A Physics Shoutout"
THE REALITY CLUB
Kevin Kelly responds to Nicholas Humphrey's "A Self Worth Having"
(14,000 words)
Edge 144 — August 1, 2004
THE REALITY CLUB
Re: "A Self Worth Having": Daniel C. Dennett, Jaron Lanier, Dylan Evans, Daniel Moerman, George Dyson, Thomas Metzinger, Jesse Prinz, Alva Noë, Rupert Sheldrake, Natika Newton, John Skoyles, Geoffrey Miller: Nicholas Humphrey replies
(11,500 words)
Edge 143 — July 21, 2004
THE THIRD CULTURE
"Richard Dawkins Tops Prospect's List of Britain's Top 100 Public Intellectuals"
(500 words)
Edge 142 — June 30, 2004
THE THIRD CULTURE
"A Self Worth Having": Nicholas Humphrey
THE REALITY CLUB
Re: "A Self Worth Having": Daniel C. Dennett responds to Nicholas Humphrey
SUMMER POSTCARDS
Esther Dyson, John Markoff, Bruce Sterling, Ned Block
(7,575 words)
Edge 141 — June 17, 2004
TTHE THIRD CULTURE
"An Eco-Evolutionary Dance Through Deep Time": Scott Sampson
(5,400 words)
Edge 140 — June 1, 2004
THE REALITY CLUB
Re: "Natural-Born Dualists": Paul BloomResponses by Jesse Bering, Marvin Minsky, Jaron Lanier, Paul Harris, Pascal Boyer, Paul Bloom replies; Mark Mirsky
(5,250 words)
Edge 139 — May 13, 2004
THE THIRD CULTURE
"Natural-Born Dualists": Paul Bloom
THE REALITY CLUB
Pamela McCorduck on "Aristotle" by W. Daniel Hillis
(5,100 words)
Edge 138 — May 6, 2004
THE THIRD CULTURE
"Aristotle": W. Daniel Hillis
"John Maynard Smith (1920-2004): Richard Dawkins
THE REALITY CLUB
Responses to "Aristotle" by Douglas Rushkoff, Marc D. Hauser, Stewart Brand, Jim O'Donnell, Jaron Lanier, Bruce Sterling, Roger Schank, George Dyson, Howard Gardner, Seymour Papert, Freeman Dyson, Esther Dyson, Kai Krause
(16,400 words)
Edge 137 — April 26, 2004
THE THIRD CULTURE
"The Next Step, A Nobel Prize for Literature?: Richard Dawkins
(1,100 words)
Edge 136 — April 19, 2004
THE THIRD CULTURE
"Learning to Expect the Unexpected": Nassim Nicholas Taleb
THE BILLIONAIRES' DINNER — 2004: Steve Petranek
(4,925 words)
Edge 135 — March 23, 2004
THE THIRD CULTURE
"Eudaemonia. The Good Life": A Talk with Martin Seligman
THE BILLIONAIRES' DINNER — 2004
(11,200 words)
Edge 134 — February 12, 2004
THE THIRD CULTURE
"Affective Forecasting...Or...The Big Wombassa: What You Think You're Going To Get, And What You Don't Get, When You Get What You Want": A Talk with Daniel Gilbert
IN THE NEWS
Prospect
Traffic world: The Logistics News Weekly
The Kansas City Star
The Courier-Mail
(Queensland, Australia)
(4,600 words)
Edge 133 — January 28, 2004
THE THIRD CULTURE
"Language, Biology, And The Mind": A Talk with Gary Marcus
IN THE NEWS
The Times (London)
"Technobabble" By David rowan
(6,200 words)
Edge 132— January 20, 2004
THE THIRD CULTURE
"The Mountain and the Clock?" by Stewart Brand
IN THE NEWS
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
"Only the Salon Knows the Answer" By Jordan Mejias
(7,400 words)
Edge 131— January 12, 2004
THE WORLD QUESTION CENTER— 2004
"What's Your Law?" 164 responses
IN THE NEWS
The New York Times; The Wall Street Journal; The Independent; The Hartford Courant
THE THIRD CULTURE
KATINKA MATSON: New digital images
Edge 7th Anniversary: A Photo Album
THE REALITY CLUB
Leonard Susskind's "The Landscape": Paul Steinhardt, Lee Smolin, Kevin Kelly, Alexander Vilenkin, Steve Giddings, Lee Smolin, Gino Segre, Lenny Susskind, Gerard 't Hooft , Lenny Susskind, Maria Siropulu
Jaron Lanier's "Why Gordian Software..". :John Smart, Daniel C. Dennett, Dylan Evans
(36,000 words)

Edge 130— December 15, 2003
THE THIRD CULTURE
THE LANDSCAPE: A Talk with LEONARD SUSSKIND
IN THE NEWS
BOOK TV | C-SPAN2
The New Humanists: Science at the Edge
John Brockman, Daniel Dennett, Marvin Minsky
(7,250 words)


Edge 129— December 4, 2003
THE THIRD CULTURE
NEW PILLS FOR THE MIND: A Talk with Samuel Barondes, M.D.
THE REALITY CLUB
Dylan Evans, Daniel C. Dennett, Steve Grand, Nicholas Humphrey, Clifford Pickover, Marvin Minsky, Lanier replies, George Dyson, Steven R. Quartz, Lee Smolin, Charles Simonyi ON "WHY GORDIAN SOFTWARE HAS CONVINCED ME TO BELIEVE IN THE REALITY OF CATS AND APPLES: A Talk with Jaron Lanier"
(12,300 words)
Edge 128— November 20, 2003
THE THIRD CULTURE
WHY GORDIAN SOFTWARE HAS CONVINCED ME TO BELIEVE IN THE REALITY OF CATS AND APPLES: A Talk with Jaron Lanier
IN THE NEWS
SEED - "Third Culture Issue"
Editor's Letter : SCIENCE AT THE TABLE by Adam Bly
(8,900 words)
Edge 127— November 3, 2003
THE THIRD CULTURE
"THE ADJACENT POSSIBLE": A TALK WITH STUART KAUFFMAN
EDGE VIDEO - ANNOUNCEMENT
"BUT WHO WATCHES VIDEOS ANYWAY"
IN THE NEWS
SUDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG - FEULLITON
"God does throw dice: The Third Culture defends itself in New York" (October 1, 2003) By Andrian Kreye
(6,230 words)
Edge 126— September 23, 2003
THE THIRD CULTURE
"THAT DAMN BIRD": A TALK WITH IRENE PEPPERBERG
MORE SUMMER POSTCARDS
(7,000 words)
Edge 125— September 11, 2003
THE THIRD CULTURE
SUMMER POSTCARDS:2003
THE NEW HUMANISTS: SCIENCE AT THE EDGE at Barnes & Noble
(8,500 words)
Edge 124— August 22, 2003
THE THIRD CULTURE
THE MORAL SENSE TEST
BLACKOUT! An Edge Conversation
"We're All On The Grid Together" By Albert-László Barabási
(2,000 words)
Edge 123— July 23, 2003
THE THIRD CULTURE
PERSONAL FABRICATION: A Talk with Neil Gershenfeld
THE FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT By Richard Dawkins
THE BRIGHT STUFF By Daniel C. Dennett
REALITY CLUB
Marc D. Hauser of Elaine Pagels' "The Politics of Christianity"
(9,300 words)
Edge 122— July 17, 2003
THE THIRD CULTURE
THE POLITICS OF CHRISTIANITY: A Talk with Elaine Pagels
(6,000 words)
Edge 121— July 2, 2003
THE THIRD CULTURE
THE MAKING OF A PHYSICIST: A Talk with Murray Gell-Mann
(6,600 words)
Edge 120— June 24, 2003
THE THIRD CULTURE
EINSTEIN AND POINCARÉ: A Talk with Peter Galison
THE THIRD CULTURE - IN BRIEF
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
"NOTEBOOK"
By Andrew Marr
(5,800 words)
Edge 119— June 18, 2003
THE THIRD CULTURE
THE GENOME CHANGES EVERYTHING: A TALK WITH MATT RIDLEY
IN THE NEWS
THE TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT
"A Little Small Talk Goes a Long, Long Way" By Harriet Swain
SUDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG
"The Philosopher as Superstar" ("Der Philosoph Als Superstar")
By Andrian Kreye
(7,000 words)
Edge 118— June 5, 2003
THE THIRD CULTURE
A BOZO OF A BABOON: A TALK WITH ROBERT SAPOLSKY
IN THE NEWS
CBS NEWS: "Katinka Matson's Scanner Art"
(7,000 words)
Edge 117— May 28, 2003
THE THIRD CULTURE
A UNITED BIOLOGY: A TALK WITH E.O. WILSON
Introduction by Steven Pinker
THE EDGE BOOKS PAGE
THE REALITY CLUB

Freeman Dyson & John Maddox on Martin Rees' "In The Matrix"
(16,350 words)
Edge 116— May 19, 2003
THE THIRD CULTURE
IN THE MATRIX: A TALK WITH MARTIN REES
Introductory Remarks by David Deutsch, Paul Davies, Lee Smolin, Alan Guth, Lisa Randall
(5,900 words)
Edge 115— May 12, 2003
THE THIRD CULTURE
WHO CARE ABOUT FIREFLIES?: A TALK WITH STEVEN STROGATZ
EDGE IS A CONVERSATION
(6,800 words)
Edge 114— April 28, 2003
THE THIRD CULTURE
JARED DIAMOND: WHY DO SOME SOCIETIES MAKE DISASTROUS DECISIONS?
Honoring The Scientist As Poet — Lewis Thomas Prize Lecture
IN THE NEWS
THE SUNDAY TIMES (LONDON)
March 9. 2003
"BRILLIANT!"
"Farewell, Dolly: Robbie Hudson finds the cloned sheep honoured at brilliant scientific forum www. edge.org." By Robbie Hudson
WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL
THE THIRD CULTURE" - Editorial
February 28, 2003
(6,800 words)
Edge 113— April 2, 2003
THE THIRD CULTURE
GERD GIGERENZER: SMART HEURISTICS
THE EDGE SCIENCE DINNER

THE REALITY CLUB
Gerald Holton, Todd Siler
(8,000 words)
Edge 112— February 24, 2003
FIVE FLOWERS: AN EXHIBIT By Katinka Matson; ON SCANNER PHOTOGRAPHY: George Dyson, William Calvin, Nicholas Humphrey
THE THIRD CULTURE
LEE SMOLIN: LOOP QUANTUM GRAVITY
REMEMBERING DOLLY: Jaron Lanier, Martin Rees, John Horgan, Robert Sapolsky
(10,200 words)

Edge 111— February 13, 2003
THE THIRD CULTURE
LISA RANDALL: THEORIES OF THE BRANE
NICHOLAS HUMPHREY: SEVEN SCIENTISTS: AN EDGE OBSEQUY FOR THE ASTRAUNAUTS OF THE SPACE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA — Contributors: Oliver Morton, Gregory Benford, George Dyson, Nicholas Humphey, Paul Davies, Martin Rees
THE WORLD QUESTION CENTER 2003 — NEW RESPONSES: Philip Brockman • George Smoot • John McWhorter • Sherry Turkle • Gregory Benford • Vera John-Steiner • Paul MacCready • Margaret Wertheim
IN THE NEWS
"The Engine of Prosperity: Academics Demand A New Science Policy from Bush"
SUDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG
By Andrian Kreye
(16,000 words)


Edge 110— January 6, 2003
THE WORLD QUESTION CENTERE 2003
"What are the pressing scientific issues for the nation and the world, and what is your advice on how I can begin to deal with them?" — GWB
Ian Wilmut • J. Craig Venter • Steven Pinker • Ray Kurzweil • Gino Segre • Stephen Schneider • Oliver Morton • Rodney Brooks • Seth Lloyd • Denis Dutton • Freeman Dyson • Philip Campbell • Kevin Kelly • Lawrence Brilliant • Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi • Paul Davies • Robert Shapiro • Jaron Lanier • J. Doyne Farmer • Colin Tudge • Marvin Minsky • George Dyson • William H. Calvin • David Gelernter • Janna Levin • Howard Gardner • Martin Seligman • Richard Nisbett • David Lykken • Alison Gopnik • Marc D. Hauser • Eric R. Kandel • K. Eric Drexler • James J. O'Donnell • Michael Shermer • Daniel Goleman • Richard Saul Wurman • Andy Clark • John Horgan • Roger C. Schank • Nancy Etcoff • Gerald Holton • Judith Rich Harris • Brian Goodwin • Karl Sabbagh • Joel Garreau • Susan Blackmore • Leo Chalupa • Jordan Pollack • David Myers • Ernst Pöppel • Lisa Randall • Stuart Pimm • Eduardo Punset • Lee Smolin • Rafael Nunez • Timothy Taylor • Mike Weiner • Leon Lederman • Bart Kosko • Adam Bly • Randolph Nesse • Terrence Sejnowski • Mary Catherine Bateson • Alan Alda • Cliff Barney • Douglas Rushkoff • Donald D. Hoffman • Steve Giddings • Lance Knobel • Piet Hut • Robert Aunger • Christine Finn • David M. Buss • Beatrice Golomb • Rupert Sheldrake • Delta Willis • Clifford Pickover • Eberhard Zangger • Steven Quartz • Keith Devlin • John McCarthy • Gary F. Marcus • Justin Hall • Stephen Reucroft & John Swain
(56,000 words)

Edge 109— December 19, 2002
THE THIRD CULTURE
MARTIN REES: THE ULTRA EARLYUNIVERSE
IN THE NEWS
THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE
The Year In Ideas —2002
"Scanner Photography" (Katinka Matson)
By Paul Tough
December 15, 2002
(4,825 words)


Edge 108— November 21, 2002
THE THIRD CULTURE
ALAN: GUTH: THE INLFATIONARY UNIVERSE
PAUL STEINHARDT: THE CYCLIC UNIVERSE
PER BACK (1948-2002): A REMEBERANCE BY LEE SMOLIN
(9,055 words)
Edge 107— November 7, 2002
THE THIRD CULTURE
RAY KURZWEIL: THE INTELLIGENT UNIVERSE
MARVIN MINSKY: THE EMOTION UNIVERSE
(8,760 words)
Edge 106— October 24, 2002
THE THIRD CULTURE
TOBY MUNDY: GOOD BOOKS
DAVID HAIG: GENOMIC IMPRINTING
SETH LLOYD: THE COMPUTATIONAL UNIVERSE
RICHARD M. SMITH: 10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SECURITY, PRIVACY AND ENCRYPTION
(10,560 words)
Edge 105— September 9, 2002
THE THIRD CULTURE
STEVEN PINKER: A BIOLOGICAL UNDERSTANDING OF HUMAN NATURE
IN THE NEWS
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
WHICH UNIVERSE WOULD YOU LIKE?
Five stars of American science meet in Connecticut to explain first and last things.
By Jordan Mejias
August 28, 2002
(10,300 words)
Edge 104— August 5, 2002
THE THIRD CULTURE
SUMMER FUN EDITION!
SUMMER POSTCARDS
Paul C. Davies, William H. Calvin, George Dyson, Clifford Pickover, Roger C. Schank, Daniel C. Dennett, Janna Levin, Nicholas Humphrey, Jaron Lanier, Judith Rich Harris, Lisa Randall, Gino Segre, Steven Pinker, Lee Smolin, Robert Sapolsky
REBOOTING CIVILIZATION II
Seth Lloyd, Paul Steinhardt, Alan Guth, Marvin Minsky, Ray Kurzweil
(10,500 words)
Edge 103— July 16, 2002
THE THIRD CULTURE
STEPHEN KOSSLYN: WHAT SHAPE ARE A GERMAN SHEPHERD'S EARS?: A TALK WITH STEPHEN M. KOSSLYN
(7,500 words)
Edge 102— June 5, 2002
THE THIRD CULTURE
KATINKA MATSON
"Twelve Flowers"
Introduction By Kevin Kelly
RODNEY BROOKS
"Beyond Computation"
JAMES J. O'DONNELL
"A Mutual, Joint-Stock World In All Meridians"
(8,800 words)
Edge 101— May 23, 2002
THE THIRD CULTURE
STEPHEN JAY GOULD
1942 - 2002
"The Pattern Of Life's History"
THE NEXT FIFTY YEARS
Science In the First Half of the Twenty-First Century
Edited By John Brockman
Now In Bookstores!
IN THE NEWS
Sonnstag Zeitung
ELOQUENT INTELLECTUALS
By Hubertus Breuer
(10,800 words)
Edge 100— April 24, 2002
THE THIRD CULTURE
JOHN BROCKMAN: THE NEW HUMANISTS
THE REALITY CLUB

Responses to "The New Humanists" from John Horgan, Daniel C. Dennett, Timothy Taylor. Alison Gopnik, Carlo Rovelli, Robert R. Provine, Steven Johnson, Lee Smolin, Jaron Lanier, Michael Shermer, Piet Hut, Joseph LeDoux, Chris Anderson, George Dyson, Kenneth Ford, Marc D. Hauser, Mihalyi Csikzentmihalyi, Douglas Rushkoff, Howard Rheingold, Reuben Hersh, Keith Devlin, James O'Donnell, Clifford Pickover, Nicholas Humphrey (20,300 words)
Edge 99— March 25, 2002
THE THIRD CULTURE
RAY KURZWEIL: THE SINGULARITY(6,800 words)
Edge 98— February 28, 2002
THE THIRD CULTURE
RICHARD WRANGHAM: THE EVOLUTION OF COOKING
THE EDGE ANNUAL DINNER PHOTO ALBUM
EDGE IN THE NEWS
The New York Times
"The TED Conference: 3 Days in the Future", By Patricia Leigh Brown
New York
"Spread Thin", By Michael Wolff
American Scientist
"Postcards from the Edge", By Michael Szpir
Wired
"Who Reads What", By Steve Jurvetson(6,000 words)
Edge 97— February 4, 2002
THE THIRD CULTURE
GERALD HOLTON: REFLECTIONS ON MODERN TERRORISM
THE WORLD QUESTION CENTER
Jared Diamond • David Berreby
EDGE IN THE NEWS
THOSE WHO DON'T ASK REMAIN DUMB [English Translation]
The haze of ignorance still has not disappeared: Whoever wants real answers has to know what he's looking for — A poll of scientists and artists for the year 2002.
F.A.Z. —Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 14.01.2002, Nr. 11 / Seite 38 (Frank Scirrmacher, Publisher)
(6,655 words)
Edge 96— January 14, 2002
THE WORLD QUESTION CENTER
"WHAT IS YOUR QUESTION? ... WHY?"
Randolph Nesse • Ray Kurzweil • J. Doyne Farmer • Rafael Núñez •Brian Greene • James Gilligan • Stuart Pimm • Mark Hurst • Eberhard Zangger • Anton Zeilinger • Brian Eno • W. Daniel Hillis • Dan Sperber • John Allen Paulos • David Buss • Tor Nørretranders • Carlo Rovelli • Sir John Maddox • Robert Provine • Stephen Schneider • Richard Nisbett • Keith Devlin • Esther Dyson • Howard Gardner • Leon Lederman • Frank Schirrmacher • Steven Pinker • Samuel Barondes • David Gelernter • Steven R. Quartz • Jordan B. Pollack • Michael Shermer • John Markoff • Seth Lloyd • Steve Grand • Gary F. Marcus • Eduardo Punset • Gregory Benford • Joel Garreau • David Deutsch • Richard Dawkins • Milford H. Wolpoff • John D. Barrow • David G. Myers • Karl Sabbagh • Rodney Brooks • Stephen Grossberg • Antony Valentini • Julian Barbour • Piet Hut • Paul Davies • John Skoyles • Delta Willis • Lee Smolin • Henry Warwick • Alan Alda • Gerd Stern • Chris Anderson • Todd Siler • George Dyson • Margaret Wertheim • Paul Bloom • Martin Rees • Judith Rich Harris • Howard Lee Morgan • Terrence Sejnowski • Nicholas Humphrey • Todd Feinberg, MD • Sylvia Paull • Andy Clark • Mark Stahlman • Robert Sapolsky • Lance Knobel • Freeman Dyson • Jaron Lanier • Lawrence Krauss • Robert Aunger • James J. O'Donnell • Roger Schank • Marc D. Hauser • Timothy Taylor • William Calvin • Douglas Rushkoff • John McCarthy • Clifford A. Pickover • Derrick De Kerkhove • Daniel C. Dennett • John Horgan • Alison Gopnik • Stuart A. Kauffman • Paul Davies • Kevin Kelly
EDGE IN THE NEWS
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
"Wer Nicht Fragt, Bleibt Dumm"
Der Schleier des Nichtwissens ist noch nicht verschwunden: Wer richtige Antworten will, muß wissen, was er sucht - Eine Umfrage zum Jahr 2002 unter Wissenschaftlern und Künstlern
FORTY FLOWERS by Katinka Matson
(47,500 words)

Edge 92— October 31, 2001
THE THIRD CULTURE
ERNST MAYR: WHAT EVOLUTION IS
Introduction by Jared Diamond
A Continuation of AN EDGE QUESTION: "WHAT NOW?"
Most recent responses: David Deutsch, Mark Stahlman, Richard Rabkin, Derrick de Kerckhove
EDGE IN THE NEWS
FOCUS: "Der Geist zu Geld macht
By Jochen Wegner
Photographs by Tobias Everke
FUTURE: THE AVENTIS MAGAZINE: "The Connector"
By Andrian Kreye
Photographs by Abe Frajndlich
THE SCOUT
October 26, 2001 — Volume 7, Number 40
(8,900 words)
Edge 91— October 16, 2001
THE WORLD QUESTION CENTER
A Continuation of AN EDGE QUESTION: "WHAT NOW?"
Most recent responses: Margaret Wertheim, Kevin Kelly, Paul W. Ewald, Roger Schank, Steven Strogatz, J. Doyne Farmer, Esther Dyson, David Berreby, Sylvia Paull, Julian Brown, Jordan Pollack, Cliff Barney, Jay Ogilvy, Timothy Taylor.
(11,167 words)
Edge 90— October 1, 2001
THE WORLD QUESTION CENTER
AN EDGE QUESTION: "WHAT NOW?" Responses (most recent first):The Editors of Nature, Mary Catherine Bateson, Richard Dawkins, Robert Axelrod, David Farber, Geoffrey Miller, Freeman Dyson. Robert Provine, Jaron Lanier, Timothy Taylor, Joel Garreau. George Dyson, John McCarthy, Chris Stringer, Steve Grand, Robert Aunger, David G. Myers, Piet Hut, John Maddox, Keith Devlin, Frank Schirrmacher, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Todd Feinberg, M.D., Martin Rees, Douglas Rushkoff, Michael Nesmith, Tor Nørretranders, Bruce Sterling, George Lakoff, Nicholas Humphrey Peter Von Sivers, Cliff Pickover, James P. O'Donnell, Colin Tudge, Karl Sabbagh, Luyen Chou, Yossi Vardi, Todd Siler, Roger C. Schank
( 32,225 words)
Edge 89 — August 23, 2001
THE THIRD CULTURE

MICHAEL SHERMER: Science and the Psychology of Beliefs
REALITY CLUB
Stuart Hameroff & Paola Zizzi on Seth Lloyd
( 7,206 words)
Edge 88 — August 7, 2001
REBOOTING CIVILIZATION
EDGE AT EASTOVER FARM: David Gelernter, Brian Greene, Marc D. hauser, Alan Guth, Hordan Pollack, Jaron lanier, Lee Smolin
EDGE IN THE NEWS:
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, The New York Times
RAY KURZWEIL:
One Half of an Argument — A Response to Jaron Lanier
REALITY CLUB
David Berreby, Lynn Margulis, John Horgan on Francisco Varela
( 12,084 words)
Edge 87— July 23, 2001
REBOOTING CIVILIZATION
"SETH LLOYD: How Fast, How Small, and How Powerful? Moore's Law and the Ultimat Laptop"
THE REALITY CLUB
Joseph Traub, Jaron Lanier, John McCarthy Lee Smolin, Philip W. Anderson respond to Seth Lloyd.
( 12,084 words)
Edge 86— June 5, 2001
THE THIRD CULTURE
FRANCISCO VARELA : The Emergent Self
( 7,676 words)
Edge 85— May 14, 2001
THE THIRD CULTURE
Douglas Adams
[1952 - 2001]
LAMENT FOR DOUGLAS
By Richard Dawkins
( 1,550 words)
Edge 84 — April 12, 2001
THE THIRD CULTURE
SOFTWARE IS A CULTURAL SOLVENT:
How Our Artifacts Will Be Able To Interact With Our Biological Forms
A Talk with Jordan Pollack
(8,137 words)
Edge 83— April 2, 2001
THE THIRD CULTURE
SEX AND PHYSICS
A Talk with Dennis Overbye
THE REALITY CLUB
John Baez and Terry Sejnowski of Freeman Dyson's "Is Life Analog or Digital" Response to the responders from Freeman Dyson.
Chris Westbury on Yossi Vardi's "The Economics of Dreams."
Leon Lederman and Jeremy Bernstein on "Sex and Dreams"
(6,648 words)
Edge 82 — March 13, 2001
REBOOTING CIVILIZATION
Software, Computation, and the Beginning of Everything
IS LIFE ANALOG OR DIGITAL?
Question for the Edge discussion group from Freeman Dyson
THE REALITY CLUB
George Dyson, Cliff Pickover, Joseph Traub, Jaron Lanier, Stewart Brand, William H. Calvin, Marvin Minsky, Charles Simonyi, Stewart Brand, Kevin Kelly, Lee Smolin, Philip W. Anderson, Marc D. Hauser, Jordan B. Pollack, Nicholas Humphrey., Steve Grand, W. Daniel Hillis, Marvin Minsky, John McCarthy, Jaron Lanier
THE LAST DIGERATI DINNER
CIBO — Monterey, California — February 22, 2001
A Photo Album
THE ECONOMICS OF DREAMS
Two Questions for the Edge Community
by Joseph "Yossi" Vardi
(9,543 words)
Edge 81— January 30, 2001
THE THIRD CULTURE
THE SECOND GLOBALIZATION DEBATE
A Talk With Anthony Giddens
THE WORLD QUESTION CENTER 2001 (Continued)
"What Questions Have Disappeared?"
Geoffrey Miller, Christopher Phillips, Tracy Quan, Joel Garreau, Naomi Wolf, Terrence J. Sejnowski, Ann Crittenden
(8,646 words)

Edge 80— January 9, 2001
THE THIRD CULTURE
THE WORLD QUESTION CENTER 2001
"What Questions Have Disappeared?"
NATURAL BORN CYBORGS
By Andy Clark
THE REALITY CLUB

Joseph Traub on Quantum Computation
(34,000 words)


Edge 79— November 23, 2000
THE THIRD CULTURE
GOLDSMITH VS. ZIMMERMAN
By Geroge Dyson; Introduction By Freeman Dyson
THE REALITY CLUB

Jaron Lanier , Bernardo Huberman on "How Democracy Works" by Danny Hillis
(2,507 words)


Edge 78— November 20, 2000
THE THIRD CULTURE
IT'S A MUCH BIGGER THING THAN IT LOOKS
A Talk with David Deutsch
HOW DEMOCRACY WORKS (OR WHY PERFECT ELECTIONS SHOULD ALL END IN TIES)
By W. Daniel Hillis
IN THE NEWS
iREVIEW What's Good On The Web And What Should Be Better
THE REALITY CLUB

• Jaron Lanier responds to Reality Club comments on his .5 Manifesto from George Dyson, Freeman Dyson, Cliff Barney, Bruce Sterling, Rodney Brooks, Henry Warwick, Kevin Kelly, Margaret Wertheim, John Baez, Lee Smolin, Stewart Brand, Rodney Brooks, Lee Smolin, Daniel C. Dennett, Philip W. Anderson; Lanier's postscript on Ray Kurtzweil
• Gregory Benford on "Time Loops" by Paul Davies http://www.edge.org/discourse/davies_loops.html
(9,666 words)
Edge 77— November 3, 2000
THE REALITY CLUB
Philip W. Anderson on "One Half of A Manifesto" by Jaron Lanier
THE THIRD CULTURE
TIME LOOPS
A Talk with Paul Davies
(6,369 words)
Edge 76— October 12, 2000
THE REALITY CLUB
Daniel C. Dennett on "One Half of A Manifesto" by Jaron Lanier
THE THIRD CULTURE
CROSSING CULTURES
A Talk with Mary Catherine Bateson
(5,237 words)
Edge 75— October 3, 2000
THE THIRD CULTURE
HUBERT BURDA: GERMANY'S AGENT OF CHANGE By John Brockman
THE REALITY CLUB
Henry Warwick, Kevin Kelly, Margaret Wertheim, John Baez, Lee Smolin, Stewart Brand, Rodney Brooks, Lee Smolin on "One Half of A Manifesto" by Jaron Lanier
(10,000 words)
Edge 74— September 25, 2000
THE THIRD CULTURE
ONE HALF OF A MANIFESTO
By Jaron Lanier
THE REALITY CLUB
George Dyson, Freeman Dyson. Cliff Barney, Bruce Sterling on "One Half of A Manifesto" by Jaron Lanier
(11,485 words)
Edge 73— August 31, 2000
THE THIRD CULTURE
GETTING HUMAN NATURE RIGHT
A Talk with Helena Cronin
BEYOND 2001: HAL'S LEGACY FOR THE ENTERPRISE GENERATION
By Frank Schirrmacher
THE REALITY CLUB
Kai Krause, Clifford Pickover, Stewart Brand, Jaron Lanier on "Beyond 2001" by Frank Schirrmacher
(11,255 words)
Edge 72— July 26, 2000
THE THIRD CULTURE
RIPPLES AND PONDS
By Hans Moravec
THE REALITY CLUB
Rafael Nunez, William Calvin on "Mirror Neurons" by V.S. Ramachandran
Cliiford Pickover, Andy Clark, Ben Goertzel, Pamela McCorduckon "Ripples and Puddles" by Hans Moravec
(6,838 words)
Edge 71— July 10, 2000
THE THIRD CULTURE
WAKE-UP FOR EUROPE TECH
By Frank Schirmacher
THE REALITY CLUB
Clifford Pickover, Geroge Dyson, Stewart Brand, Dave Myers, Sebastian Schnitzenbaumer, Kai Krause, Jason McCabe Calacanis
(9,642 words)
Edge 80— June 15, 2000
THE THIRD CULTURE
THE SECOND COMING — A MANIFESTO
By David Gelernter
THE REALITY CLUB
• Stewart Brand, David Ditzel, John C. Dvorak, Feeman Dyson, George Dyson, Douglas Rushkoff, Rod Brooks, Lee Smolin, Jaron Lanier, David Farber, Danny Hillis, Vinod Khosla, John McCarthy on "The Second Coming - A Manifesto" by David Gelernter
• Marc D. Hauser, Milford H. Wolpoff, V.S. Ramachandran, Nicholas Humphrey, Marc D. Hauser, V.S. Ramachandran, Robert Provineon Ramachandran's "Mirror Neurons"
(10,084 words)
Edge 69— May 29, 2000
DIGERATI
COOL PEOPLE IN THE HOT DESERT
A Conference Designed and Organized by Huburt Burda
WHAT IS TODAY'S MOST IMPORTANT UNREPORTED STORY?
MIRROR NEURONS and imitation learning as the driving force behind "the great leap forward" in human evolution
By V.S. Ramachandran
THE THIRD CULTURE
AN OPEN LETTER TO PRINCE CHARLES
Richard Dawkins
(7,279 words)
Edge 68— May 16, 2000
THE THIRD CULTURE
PROGRESS IN RELIGION
A Talk By Freeman Dyson
(4,673 words)
Edge 67— April 23, 2000
THE THIRD CULTURE
DESIGN FOR A LIFE
A Talk With Patrick Bateson
(3,464 words)
Edge 66— March 27, 2000
THE THIRD CULTURE
GENETICS PLUS TIME
A Talk With Steve Jones
EDGE IN THE NEWS
THE INDEPENDENT Laboratories against the literati March 24, 2000 By Marek Kohn
(3,828 words)
Edge 65— March 13, 2000
THE THIRD CULTURE
RICHARD DAWKINS ON W.D. HAMILTON (1936-2000)
"WHAT IS TODAY'S MOST IMPORTANT UNREPORTED STORY?" (Cont.)
DIGERATI

PC MEMORIES, HOW I CREATED THE PC
By David Bunnell
(3,658 words)
Edge 64— Febrruary 21, 2000
THE THIRD CULTURE
The Edge Annual Question:
"WHAT IS TODAY'S MOST IMPORTANT UNREPORTED STORY?"
(Cont.)
EDGE IN THE NEWS
Der Spiegel
Tear down All the Statues!
---
The Wall Street Journal (Subscription Required)
"Digits" Column
(1,824 words)
Edge 63— February 16, 2000
THE THIRD CULTURE
"WHAT IS TODAY'S MOST IMPORTANT UNREPORTED STORY?" (cont.)
EDGE IN THE NEWS
"Web Site for Intellectuals Inspires Serious Thinking"
by Elsa Arnett
SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS
(11,408 words)
Edge 62— January 10, 2000
THE THIRD CULTURE
The Edge Annual Question:
"WHAT IS TODAY'S MOST IMPORTANT UNREPORTED STORY?"
DIGERATI
PC MEMORIES, HOW I CREATED THE PC
By David Bunnell
(50,000 words)

Edge 61— October 25, 1999
THE THIRD CULTURE
THE THING THAT I CALL DOUG"
A Talk with Douglas Rushkoff

(10,281 words)


Edge 60— August 16, 1999
THE THIRD CULTURE
THE END OF TIME
A Talk with Julian Barbour
(5,843 words)
Edge 59— August 16, 1999
THE THIRD CULTURE
THE DISRESPECTED STUDENT
— OR —
THE NEED FOR THE VIRTUAL UNIVERSITY
A Talk with Roger Schank
DIGERATI
"Power Agent Sees Book Publishing's Digital Destiny"
Wired's
Warren St. John spends a day in the life of this mad-dog maverick.
THE REALITY CLUB

Douglas Rushkoff on Judith Harris' "Children Don't Do Things Half Way"
George Dyson on "The World Question Center"
(8,112 words)

Edge 58— June 29, 1999
THE THIRD CULTURE
"CHILDREN DON'T DO THINGS HALF WAY"
A Talk with Judith Rich Harris
THE REALITY CLUB
David Berreby on "Dennett's Deal"
Philip W. Anderson and Joseph Traub on Jared Diamond's "How to Get Rich"
(9,101 words)
Edge 57— June 14, 1999
THE THIRD CULTURE
"RESCUING MEMORY"
A Talk with Steven Rose
EDGE IN THE NEWS

Netscape Open Directory > Internet > Cyberspace > Culture
THE MILLION-DOLLAR SCIENCE PRIZE
Clifford Pickover, Howard Gardner
THE REALITY CLUB
Nicholas Humphrey, Colin Tudge, and Peter Tallack on "Dennett's Deal"
Paul Davies on Jared Diamond's "How to Get Rich"
(9,247 words)
Edge 56— June 7, 1999
THE THIRD CULTURE
"HOW TO GET RICH"
A Talk by Jared Diamond
"DENNETT'S DEAL"
Daniel C. Dennett
THE MILLION-DOLLAR SCIENCE PRIZE
Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi, Lawrence M. Krauss, Bart Kosko, Delta Willis, David G. Myers, Judith Rich Harris, Robert Provine
(9,761 words)
Edge 55— May 22, 1999
THE THIRD CULTURE
THE MILLION-DOLLAR SCIENCE PRIZE

Richard Dawkins, Stewart Brand, Paul C. Davies, Marc D. Hauser, Steven Pinker, Nicholas Humphrey, Philip W. Anderson
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT INVENTION OF THE PAST 2,000 YEARS?
Murray Gell-Mann, Patrick Bateson, Gino Segre
THE REALITY CLUB
Pamela McCorduck on Marc D. Hauser
Arnold Trehub responds to Stanislas Deheane
George Lakoff responds to Dehaene, Blaskeslee, Hauser, and Trehub
[7,548 words]
Edge 54— April 18, 1999
THE THIRD CULTURE
"ANIMAL MINDS "
A Talk with Marc D. Hauser
THE REALITY CLUB
Margaret Wertheim on George Lakoff
[8,325 words]

Edge 53— April 8, 1999
THE THIRD CULTURE
"IS SCIENCE KILLING THE SOUL?"
Richard Dawkins & Steven Pinker
Chaired by Tim Radford
THE REALITY CLUB
Jaron Lanier on Daniel C. Dennett's The Evolution of Culture
EDGE IN THE NEWS
Time Out New York - "MIND MELD"
By Tom Samiljan - April 8-15, 1999 Issue No. 185
[15,780 words]

Edge 52— April 1, 1999
THE THIRD CULTURE
"THE EVOLUTION OF CULTURE"
Daniel C. Dennett: The Charles Simonyi Lecture, Oxford
THE REALITY CLUB
Marc D. Hauser, Sandra Blakeslee, and Stanislas Dehaene on George Lakoff
Oliver Morton on What Is The Most Important Invention in the Past Two Thousand Years" Lee Smolin on "Special Relativity: Why Cant You Go Faster Than Light?" by W. Daniel Hillis; Hillis Responds
(11,941 words)

Edge 51— March 9, 1999
THE THIRD CULTURE
"PHILOSOPHY IN THE FLESH"
A Talk with George Lakoff
EDGE IN THE NEWS
Editorial: "The Elite Inventions" by John Rennie, Editor In Chief, Scientific American, March 1999
THE REALITY CLUB
Mary Catherine Bateson on "the dullest invention"
DIGERATI
The Annual "Billionaires' Dinner" Photo Album
(8,8682 words)
Edge 50— February 8, 1999
THE WORLD QUESTION CENTER
WHAT QUESTIONS ARE ON PSYCHOLOGISTS' MINDS TODAY?
David G. Myers
EDGE IN THE NEWS
"CONTEMPLATING THE WONDERS OF THE WORLD"
By Bill Gates
THE THIRD CULTURE
WHAT IS THE GREATEST INVENTION? THE ARGUMENT GOES ON....
Asahi Shimbun
(3,785 words)

Edge 49 — January 25, 1999
THE THIRD CULTURE
"SPECIAL RELATIVITY: WHY CANT YOU GO FASTER THAN LIGHT?"
W. Daniel Hillis
"WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT INVENTION IN THE PAST TWO THOUSAND YEARS? "
John Barrow, Todd Siler, Peter Tallack, Brian Goodwin
EDGE IN THE NEWS

Wired News, ABCNEWS.COM, FEED, Salon,Daily Telegraph, DaveNet on "What Is The Most Important Invention In The Past Two Thousand Years"
(4,644 words)
Edge 48 — January 4, 1999
THE THIRD CULTURE
"WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT INVENTION IN THE PAST TWO THOUSAND YEARS?"
(1, 046 word email — Full edition on Edge: 41,000 words)
EDGE IN THE NEWS
• Newsweek and Newsweek.com, January 4, 1998, "The Power of Big Ideas" By Sharon Begley
• The Wall Street Journal and The Wall Street Journal Interactive (Subscription Required), "The Nominees for Best Invention Of the Last Two Millennia Are . . ." By David Bank
Staff Reporter of The Wall Street Journal
EDGE WEBSITE REDESIGN
• "The EDGE INdex"
(41,000 words)

Edge 47— November 24, 1998
THE THIRD CULTURE
"BIRTH ORDER AND THE NURTURE MISASSUMPTION: A REPLY TO JUDITH HARRIS"
by Frank Sulloway
THE REALITY CLUB
Philip W. Anderson on John H. McWhorter's "The Demise of Affirmative Action at UC Berkeley"
• John H. McWhorter responds to David Bunnell and Daniel C. Dennett
• Catherine Bateson, George Dyson, Douglas Rushkoff, and Duncan Steel on Stewart Brand's "The Clock of the Long Now"
EDGE IN THE NEWS
En Route — AirCanada October 1998, Cyber Dandy, Super Web MEETING OF THE MINDS (www.Edge.org)
(11,159 words)


Edge 46 — August 15, 1998
THE THIRD CULTURE
"THE CLOCK OF THE LONG NOW"
A Talk with Stewart Brand
THE REALITY CLUB
• Richard Dawkins and Daniel C. Dennett on John H. McWhorter's "The Demise of Affirmative Action at UC Berkeley"
• Steve Quartz on Biological Metaphors, Microsoft, and the Economics of Ideas
(6,681 words)
Edge 45 — July 30, 1998
THE THIRD CULTURE
"THE DEMISE OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AT UC BERKELEY: DISSECTING THE STALEMATE"
by John H.McWhorter
THE REALITY CLUB
• Howard Garnder and David Bunnell on John McWhorter's "The Demise of Affirmative Action at UC Berkeley"
• Tom Standage responds to J. Doyne Farmer
(9,934 words)
Edge 44 — June 20, 1998
DIGERATI
"CODE:" Farmer vs. Simonyi
(4,189 words)

Edge 43 — June 20, 1998
DIGERATI
"CODE:" Charles Simonyi, Tom Standage, and George Dyson on "CODE"
THE THIRD CULTURE
"HOW CAN EDUCATED PEOPLE CONTINUE TO BE RADICAL ENVIRONMENTALISTS?"
A Talk by David Lykken?
(5,676 words)
Edge 42 — June 13, 1998
DIGERATI
"CODE:" George Dyson & John Brockman: A Dialogue
THE REALITY CLUB
• Judith Rich Harris on Frank Sulloway's "How Is Personality Formed?"
• Marc D. Hauser and Jaron Lanier on Geoffrey Miller's "Sexual Selection and the Mind"
(8,860 words)
Edge 41 — May 26, 1998
THE THIRD CULTURE
"SEXUAL SELECTION AND THE MIND"
A Talk with Goeffrey Miller
(5,480 words)
Edge 40 — May 17, 1998
THE THIRD CULTURE
"HOW IS PERSONALITY FORMED?"
A Talk with Frank J. Sulloway
THE REALITY CLUB
• Marc Lambert on Art and Science: The Deeper Links
(10,971 words)
Edge 39 — April 30, 1998
THE THIRD CULTURE
"COMPETING FOR CONSCIOUSNESS: HOW SUBCONSCIOUS THOUGHTS COOK ON THE BACK BURNER"
A Talk by William H. Calvin
Edge UNIVERSITY
Harvard Report Card: Professor Marc D. Hauser
THE REALITY CLUB
•  Verena Huber-Dyson responds to Brian Rotman
EDGE IN THE NEWS
Los Angeles Times, SCIENCE WATCH; A Brief History of How the Once-Maligned Nerd Became Cool (3/30/98) By Lee Dye
(8,239 words)
Edge 38 — April 15, 1998
THE THIRD CULTURE
JARED DIAMOND AWARDED PULITZER PRIZE FOR GENERAL NONFICTION
THE REALITY CLUB
• Bill Gates on Jared Diamond
• Patrick Bateson on "The Two Steves"
• Brian Rotman on Verena Huber-Dyson
(4,784 words)
Edge 37 — March 25, 1998
THE THIRD CULTURE
"THE TWO STEVES"—PINKER VS. ROSE—A DEBATE (PART II)
THE REALITY CLUB
• Stanislas Dehaene and Margaret Wertheim on Verena Huber-Dyson's "On The Nature of Mathematical Concepts"
• Huber-Dyson responds to Herz, Hersh, Dehaene and Wertheim
• John Horgan and Stuart Hameroff on Marvin Minsky's "Consciousness is a Big Suitcase"
EDGE IN THE NEWS
"The Hot New Medium is ... Email" by David S, Bennehum, Wired, April 1998
(11,368 words)
Edge 36 — March 10, 1998
THE THIRD CULTURE
"THE TWO STEVES"—PINKER VS. ROSE—A DEBATE (PART I)
EDGE IN THE NEWS
"Interrogate Yourself" (Editorial: 2/7/98)
The New Scientist

(10,894 words)
Edge 35 — February 27, 1998
THE THIRD CULTURE
• "CONSCIOUSNESS IS A BIG SUITCASE"
A Talk with Marvin Minsky
• "The Third Culture"
by Kevin Kelly
EDGE IN THE NEWS
"World Domination, Corporate Cubism and Alien Mind Control at Digerati Dinner", Upside.Com , February 23, 1998 by Trish Williams
THE REALITY CLUB
J.C. Herz and Reuben Hersh on Verena Huber-Dyson
(9,226 words)

Edge 34 — February 16, 1998
THE THIRD CULTURE
"ON THE NATURE OF MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS: WHY AND HOW DO MATHEMATICIANS JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS?"
by Verena Huber-Dyson
Edge UNIVERSITY
"E-Mail Messages Of Scientific Stars Are Required Reading In Harvard U. Course"Article in The Chronicle Of Higher Education (2/12/98) by Lisa Guernsey
THE REALITY CLUB
• Delta Willis on Colin Blakemore's Question
• Oliver Morton on Duncan Steel
• Howard Rheingold, Kevin Kelly on Pattie Maes
(13,685 words)
Edge 33 — January 20, 1998
THE THIRD CULTURE
"INTELLIGENCE AUGMENTATION"
A Talk with Patty Maes
"THE WORLD QUESTION CENTER - III"
Pattie Maes, Anne Fausto-Sterling, Stephen H. Schneider
THE REALITY CLUB
Stewart Brand, Paolo Pignatelli, Duncan Steel
(6,545 words)
Edge 32 — January 12, 1998
THE THIRD CULTURE
"THE WORLD QUESTION CENTER - II"
• Colin Blakemore, Sidney Coleman, Liz Else, Katie Hafner, J.C. Herz, Donald Johanson, John McCrea, Hans-Joachim Metzger, David G. Myers, Michael Nesmith, George F. Smoot, George C. Williams, Delta Willis, Lewis Wolpert
EDGE IN THE NEWS
The Independent , December 31, 1997. Oliver Morton
Atlantic Unbound , Web Citation, January 8, 1998
THE REALITY CLUB
• Douglas Rushkoff and David Deutsch on The World Question Center
(3,855 words)
Edge 31 — December 31, 1997
THE THIRD CULTURE
"THE WORLD QUESTION CENTER"
THE REALITY CLUB
• Marc D. Hauser: Edge at Harvard
• John Horgan responds to Joseph LeDoux on "The End of Neuroscience"
• Thomas de Zengotita and Marc D.Hauser on Rod Brooks' "Deep Questions"
COMMENTS ON Edge
Harko Keijzer; Michael Naumann
1ST ANNIVERSARY — LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
(10,149 words)
Edge 30 — December 7, 1997
THE REALITY CLUB
• Robert Provine, Douglas Rushkoff, Thomas De Zengotita, and Margaret Wertheim on Rodney Brooks
• George Lakoff responds to Steven Pinker
• Life after Death—Response to Horgan by Joseph Ledoux
(6,942 words)
Edge 29 — November 19, 1997
THE THIRD CULTURE
"THE DEEP QUESTION"
A Talk with Rodney Brooks
THE REALITY CLUB
• Marc D. Hauser Re: Edge University
• George Dyson On Bionumerical Paleontology
• Rafael Nunez, Margaret Wertheim, Howard Gardner, Joseph Traub, Steven Pinker, and Charles Simonyi on Stanislas Dehaene's "What Are Numbers, Really? A Cerebral Basis For Number Sense"
• Stanislas Dehaene Responds
(11,827 words)
Edge 28 — October 27, 1997
THE THIRD CULTURE
"WHAT ARE NUMBERS, REALLY? A CEREBRAL BASIS FOR NUMBER SENSE "
by Stanislas Dehaene
THE REALITY CLUB
• George Lakoff, Marc D. Hauser & Jaron Lanier on Stanislas Dehaene
• Marc Hauser, David G. Myers, Howard Rheingold, Cliff Pickover, and Lee Smolin respond to "Edge University: A Proposal"
EDGE IN THE NEWS
"Two Cultures - Never the Twain Shall Meet — Scientists wonder why today the word "Intellectual" is used to describe only those in arts and letters" (Phenomena: Comment and Notes) Smithsonian (October, 1997) by John P. Wiley, Jr.
BILLBOARD
Esther Dyson: Release 2.0: A Design for Living in the Digital Age; Carl Steadman: Application to Date Carl
EMAIL
Maria Lepowsky; Mark Stahlman
(10,334 words)
Edge 27 — October 14, 1997
THE THIRD CULTURE
"Edge University: A Proposal" - John Brockman
• Comments by Carl Djerassi, Roger Schank, Michael Gazzaniga, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Rod Brooks, Martin Rees, Pattie Maes, Patrick Bateson, Marvin Minsky, Frank Moretti, Howard Gardner, Freeman Dyson, David Gelernter, Steven Pinker, Jared Diamond
EDGE IN THE NEWS
"Nimble Deal-Maker For Stars Of Science,", by James Gorman
Front Page - "Science Times" Section - The New York Times - 10/14/97
http://www.nytimes.com/yr/mo/day/news/national/sci-literary-agent.html
(3,678 words)
Edge 26 — October 6, 1997
THE REALITY CLUB
• Steven Pinker, Philip Anderson, Marc Hauser, and Colin Tudge on "The Three Dimensions Of Human History" by Colin Renfrew
• Thomas De Zengotita, J.C. Herz and Clifford Pickover on Howard Gardner's "Education For All Human Beings"
• Peter von Sivers on Jared Diamond
• Robert Provine on "Men, Women, and the Talk Show Effect": A Response to Carl Djerassi and Natalie Angier
• Tor Gulliksen and Jeremy C. Ahouse Respond to George Dyson
LETTERS
• Jeremy C. Ahouse, Sandra Blakeslee, Peter Tallack
(8,040 words)

Edge 25 — September 21, 1997
THE THIRD CULTURE
"EDUCATION FOR ALL HUMAN BEINGS"
A Talk with Howard GardnerTHE REALITY CLUB • Carl Steadman to John Brockman: "What was the name of your seminal text on life, the universe and everything?" Brockman responds.• Oliver Morton on Gouldspar, Dawkinsite, and GoodwinclaseEDGE IN THE NEWS The WEB Magazine, October 1997: "Science: Log On with the Lab Coats: Real scientists talk shop after hours" by Phil Leggiere LETTERS
Stephen Miller
(10,922 words)

Edge 24 — August 25, 1997
THE THIRD CULTURE
"THE THREE DIMENSIONS OF HUMAN HISTORY"
A Talk with Colin Renfrew
THE REALITY CLUB
• Karl Sabbagh, Douglas Rushkoff, Gregg Zachary & Anne Fausto-Sterling
(6,015 words)
Edge 23 — July 30, 1997
THE Edge ARCHIVE
(10,657 words)


Edge 22 — July 17, 1997
THE REALITY CLUB
• Charles Simonyi Responds to Daniel C. Dennett
• Piet Hut Responds to Lee Smolin
• Kevin Kelly, Clifford Pickover, Oliver Sacks, Hans-Joachim Metzger & Christopher G. Langton on George Dyson's "Darwin Among The Machines"; George Dyson Responds
• Women and Edge: Carl Djerassi & Natalie Angier
• Marney Morris, Seth Lloyd, Christa Maar on "He Confuses 1 And 2 The 200 I.Q.", Mr. Byars By Mr. Brockman
(8,734 words)
Edge 21 — July 8, 1997
THE THIRD CULTURE
"DARWIN AMONG THE MACHINES;
OR, THE ORIGINS OF [ARTIFICIAL] LIFE"
A Presentation by George Dyson
THE REALITY CLUB
• Responses to George Dyson by Daniel C. Dennett, Lee Smolin, Jaron Lanier & Tim Race
• Daniel C. Dennett, Jaron Lanier & Paolo Pignatelli on Charles Simonyi's "Intentional Programming"
• Piet Hut & Lee Smolin: An Exchange
LETTERS
• Lawrence Wilkinson & Stewart Brand
(13,387 words)
Edge 20 — June 23, 1997
DIGERATI
"INTENTIONAL PROGRAMMING"
A Talk with Charles Simonyi ("The WYSIWYG")
THE REALITY CLUB
• Alun Anderson, John Maddox, Lee Smolin
• Arnold Trehub & Steven Quartz on "Organs of Computation"
(11,002 words)
Edge 19 — May 30, 1997
THE THIRD CULTURE
"HE CONFUSES L AND 2 THE 200 I.Q."
Mr. Byars By Mr. Brockman
THE REALITY CLUB
• Steven Pinker, Arnold Trehub, Steven Quartz on "Organs of Computation"
(5,801 words)
Edge 18 — May 19, 1997
DIGERATI
"ENGINEERING FORMALISM AND ARTISTRY: THE YIN AND YANG OF MULTIMEDIA"
A Talk with Luyen Chou ("The Mandarin")
THE REALITY CLUB
• The End of Horgan: John Horgan's rejoinders to the responses of Kevin Kelly, George Johnson, Ernest B. Hook, Paul Davies, Lee Smolin, Jaron Lanier, George Dyson and Oliver Morton
• Arnold Trehub & Steven Quartz on "Organs of Computation"
(11,063 words)
Edge 17May 12, 1997
THE REALITY CLUB
• Timothy Taylor , Marc D. Hauser, Kevin Kelly, George Dyson, Clifford Pickover. Pamela McCorduck, Gregory Benford on Jared Diamond's "Why Did Human History Unfold Differently On Different Continents For The Last 13,000 Years?"
• Jared Diamond Responds
• The End of Horgan? Jaron Lanier, George Dyson, Oliver Morton, John Gribbin on John Horgan's "Why I Think Science Is Ending"
• Clifford Pickover on Joseph Traub's "The Unknown and The Unknowable"
(10,142 words)
Edge 16May 6, 1997
THIRD CULTURE
"THE END OF HORGAN?"
"Why I Think Science Is Ending"
A Talk by John Horgan
THE REALITY CLUB
• John Horgan Responds to Kevin Kelly and George Johnson
• Kevin Kelly, George Johnson, Ernest B. Hook, Paul Davies, and Lee Smolin on Horgan
(10,131 words)
Edge 15 — April 29, 199
THE THIRD CULTURE
"A NEW SCIENCE OF QUALITIES"
A Talk with Brian Goodwin
THE REALITY CLUB
John Horgan Responds to George Johnson and Kevin Kelly
(5,034 words)
Edge 14 — April 23, 1997
THE THIRD CULTURE
"WHY DID HUMAN HISTORY UNFOLD DIFFERENTLY ON DIFFERENT CONTINENTS FOR THE LAST 13,000 YEARS?"
A Talk with Jared Diamond
(6,036 words)

Edge 13 — April 15, 1997
DIGERATI
"JAPAN, INC. MEETS THE DIGERATI"
Interview with Izumi Aizu ("The Bridge")
The Keidenren's Man in Kuala Lumpur
THE REALITY CLUB
• Tim Race to the Editor
• George Johnson on John Horgan
• Kevin Kelly on John Horgan
• Lee Smolin responds to Brian Eno, John Baez, Stewart Brand
• Sstuart Kauffman responds to Phil Anderson
• Julian Barbour responds to John Baez, Murray Gell-Mann, Lee Smolin
• Pamela McCorduck on Brian Eno
(9,851 words)

Edge 12April 7, 1997
THE REALITY CLUB

• John Horgan, Stuart Hameroff, John Baez, Stewart Brand on "A Possible Solution for the Problem of Time in Quantum Cosmology" by Stuart Kauffman & Lee Smolin
• Smolin Responds
• Marc D. Hauser, Jaron Lanier, Marney Morris, Clifford Pickover, Douglas Rushkoff, Pamela McCorduck on "A Big Theory Of Culture" by Brian Eno
(8,818 words)
Edge 11 — April 1, 1997
THE THIRD CULTURE
"A BIG THEORY OF CULTURE"
A Talk with Brian Eno
THE REALITY CLUB
• Richard Saul Wurman on John Perry Barlow
• Stuart Hameroff, Philip Anderson, Murray Gell-Mann on Stuart Kauffman & Lee Smolin
• Lee Smolin responds to Gell-Mann, Barbour, Hameroff, Anderson
(10,347 words)
Edge 10 — March 20, 1997
THE THIRD CULTURE
"A POSSIBLE SOLUTION FOR THE PROBLEM OF TIME IN QUANTUM COSMOLOGY"
Stuart Kauffman & Lee Smolin
THE REALITY CLUB
• Murray Gell-Mann
• Julian Barbour
(11,833 words)
Edge 9 — March 11, 1997
THE THIRD CULTURE
"THE UNKNOWN AND THE UNKNOWABLE"
A Talk with Joseph Traub
DIGERATI
"UPSIDE, YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES..."
John Perry Barlow, Stewart Brand, Dave Winer, Jaron Lanier, Kevin Kelly, Marvin Minsky, Paul Keegan, David Bunnell
THE REALITY CLUB
• Paolo Pignatelli: Further Questions for Joseph Ledoux
(8,928 words)
Edge 8 — March 4, 1997
THE THIRD CULTURE
"COMPLEXITY AND CATASTROPHE"
A Talk with John Maddox
THE REALITY CLUB
• Ian Stewart on Reuben Hersh
• Daniel Goleman on Joseph LeDoux
• Steven Pinker on Joseph LeDoux
• Joesph Ledoux Responds to Daniel Goleman, Douglas Rushkoff, William Calvin, Paolo Pignatelli, and Steven Pinker
(10,359 words)
Edge 7 — February 25, 1997
DIGERATI
"THE CURATOR"
An Interview with Doug Rowan
"The Curator" on the Digerati: Nathan Myhrvold, Denise Caruso, Bill Gates, Jaron Lanier. Linda Stone, Bob Stein, Richard Wurman
THE REALITY CLUB
• George Johnson on Reuben Hersh's "What Kind of Thing is a Number"
• William H. Calvin, Doulgas Rushkoff, Paolo Pignatelli, and W. Daniel Hillis on Joseph • LeDoux's "Parallel Memories: Putting Emotions Back Into The Brain"
( 8,354 words)
Edge 6 — February 17, 1997
THE THIRD CULTURE
"PARALLEL MEMORIES: PUTTING EMOTIONS BACK INTO THE BRAIN"
A Talk with Joseph LeDoux
THE REALITY CLUB
• Reuben Hersh's Rejoinders to Rebuttals by Simonyi and Dehaene
• Paolo Pignatelli on Stanislas Dehaene
• Smolin, Hillis, and Lanier on Hersh
(9,880 words)
Edge 5 — February 10, 1997
THE THIRD CULTURE
"WHAT KIND OF A THING IS A NUMBER?"
A Talk with Reuben Hersh
THE REALITY CLUB
• Charles Simonyi and Stanislas Dehaene on Reuben Hersh
• Steven Pinker responds on Nicholas Humphrey & Richard Potts
• Philip Leggiere on Nathan Myhrvold
(6,608 words)
Edge 4 — January 23, 1997
DIGERATI
"THE CHEF"
An Interview with Nathan Myhrvold
THE REALITY CLUB
• Lew Tucker and Steve Lohr on "The Chef" (Nathan Myhrvold)
• David Lykken on Steven Pinker's "Organs of Computation"
(7,458 words)
Edge 3 — January 11, 1997
THE THIRD CULTURE
"ORGANS OF COMPUTATION"
A Talk With Steven Pinker
THE REALITY CLUB
• Comments by: Steven Mithen, Steven Quartz, Nicholas Humphrey, Patricia S. Churchland, Sandra Blakeslee, Steven Pinker, Nicholas Humphrey, Richard Potts
(10,736 words)
Edge 2— January 6, 1997
DIGERATI
"THE COACH"
An Interview with John Doerr
THE REALITY CLUB
• Scott McNealy, John Dvorak, Ted Leonsis, and Richard Shaffer on THE COACH (John Doerr)
• "Implications of Natural Selection and The Laws of Physics:" Lee Smolin, Richard Dawkins, Nicholas Humphrey, Brian Goodwin, Jaron Lanier, George Johnson, Marcelo Gleiser; response by Lee Smolin
(7,983 words)
Edge 1 — December 21, 1996
THE THIRD CULTURE
"SCIENCE, DELUSION AND THE APPETITE FOR WONDER"
A Talk By Richard Dawkins
THE REALITY CLUB
• Responses to "Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder": Murray Gell-Mann, Milford Wolpoff, Reuben Hersh, Karl Sabbagh, Duncan Steele, Stanislas DeHaene, Joseph Ledoux, Margie Profet, Paul Davies, Robert Shapiro, Carl Djerassi
• "Spare Me Your Memes": Jaron Lanier debates Charles Simonyi and Mike Godwin on the concept and value of Memes
(17,400 words)

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