For the Year 2016, the online forum Edge
posed this question: āWhat do you consider the most interesting recent [scientific] news? What makes it important?ā From among the Edge.org constituency that it calls the Third Cultureāscientists and other thinkers who visualize through their work and expository writing the deeper meanings of our lives and redefine who and what we areācame 194 answers to the question. They are in the form of cutting-edge essays by notable thinkers in every scientific discipline and body of knowledge imaginableālinguistics, neuroscience, theoretical physics, anthropology, environmental science, journalism, literature, arts and technology, economics, and cosmology, to name just a few.
āDOUBLE TULIPS 2016ā BY KATINKA MATSON, EDGE.ORG
The provocative ideas in these essays are nothing less than kaleidoscopic, among them āOur Changing Conceptions Of What It Means To Be Human,ā āReligious Morality Is Mostly Below The Belt,ā āThe Mating Crisis Among Educated Women,ā āThe Big Bang Cannot Be What We Thought It Was,ā āFatty Foods Are Good For Your Health,ā āPointing Is A Prerequisite For Language,ā āDeep Learning, Semantics, And Society,ā and āA Robust Challenge To The Value Of A University Education.ā
There are 194 readings in all for the weeks ahead, so itās not too early to start dipping into these essays as part of our continuing self-education and intellectual growth. Check out the Table of Contents of the essay collection now, list the essays that pique your interest, and draw up a leisurely reading schedule for them. Go to the 194 responses now to Edge.orgās āAnnual Question for 2016: What do you consider the most interesting recent [scientific] news? What makes it important?ā