This Idea Is Brilliant – Lost, overlooked and underappreciated scientific concepts everyone should know
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John Brockman asks 206 of the world’s most brilliant minds the question: What scientific term or concept ought to be more widely known?
Contributors include: author of The God Delusion Richard Dawkins on using animals to reconstruct ecological history; cognitive scientist and author of The Language Instinct Steven Pinker on ‘The Second Law of Thermodynamics’; musician Brian Eno on ‘confirmation bias’ in the internet age; Man Booker-winning author of Atonement Ian Mcewan on the ‘Navier-Stokes Equations’, which govern everything from weather prediction to aircraft design and blood flow, and many, many others.
From the origins of the universe to the order of everyday life, This Idea Is Brilliant takes readers on a tour of the bold, exciting, and underappreciated scientific concepts that will enrich every mind.
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