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Title:
Science at the edge : conversations with the leading scientific thinkers of today
Author:
Brockman, John, 1941-
Edition:
Updated edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Union Square Press, [2008]

©2008
Physical Description:
458 pages ; 21 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction. The expanding third culture / by John Brockman -- Part I. Homo sapiens -- The new humanists / John Brockman -- A new scientific synthesis of human history / Jared Diamond -- A biological understanding of human nature / Steven Pinker -- Getting human nature right / Helena Cronin -- Natural-born cyborgs? / Andy Clark -- Animal minds / Marc D. Hauser -- The evolution of cooking / Richard Wrangham -- The computational perspective / Daniel C. Dennett -- What shape are a German shepherd's ears? / Stephen M. Kosslyn -- Darwin y la tercera cultura / Lee Smolin, Marc D. Hauser, Robert Trivers -- Part II. Machina sapiens? -- Rebooting civilization II / Seth Lloyd ... [et al.] -- Software is a cultural solvent / Jordan B. Pollack -- The second coming : a manifesto / David Gelernter -- Making living systems / Rodney Brooks -- Making minds / Hans Moravec -- Quantum computation / David Deutsch -- What comes after minds? / Marvin Minsky -- The singularity / Ray Kurzweil -- One half of a manifesto / Jaron Lanier -- Part III. Evolving universes-- -- How fast, how small, and how powerful? : Moore's law and the ultimate laptop / Seth Lloyd -- A golden age of cosmology / Alan Guth -- The cyclic universe / Paul Steinhardt -- Theories of the brane / Lisa Randall -- Loop quantum gravity / Lee Smolin -- A look ahead / Martin Rees.
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ISBN:
9781402754500
Format :
Book

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