Monday, January 09, 2006

The World Question Center 2006: "

Every year since 1998, the Edge Foundation has published one question, and the answers to this question from esteemed scientists and thinkers from around the world. This year’s question is ‘What is your dangerous idea?’, with 117 original essays in response.

The most dangerous idea I’ve come across so far is trying to consume all these responses in one sitting.

Here you will find indications of a new natural philosophy, founded on the realization of the import of complexity, of evolution. Very complex systems — whether organisms, brains, the biosphere, or the universe itself — were not constructed by design; all have evolved. There is a new set of metaphors to describe ourselves, our minds, the universe, and all of the things we know in it.


(Via Centripetal Notion.)