Author(s): John Brockman (ed)
A new intellectual landscape from the cutting-edge thinkers of today. Who are the cutting-edge thinkers of today? John Brockman argues that scientists - through their research and writing - are creating a 'third culture' in which the word "humanism" is once more defined in terms of the 15th century idea of one intellectual whole. Combining this holistic awareness of the humanities and science, these "new humanists" are the ones shaping modern thought. The result of conversations with over twenty of today's top intellectuals, the book includes Jared Diamond on population theory; Steven Pinker on human nature; Martin Rees on the future of the universe. Science at the Edge introduces us to the best scientific minds of the 21st century, giving insight and debate into how best to take humanity forward. About the Author: John Brockman, president of the Edge Foundation and a founder of The Reality Club, is a writer and literary agent based in New York. He lives in New York and has written and edited twenty books.