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The world's top medical thinkers discover daring, awesome, perilous principles that can switch our lives—for larger . . . or for worse . . .

From Copernicus to Darwin, to current-day thinkers, scientists have continuously promoted theories and unveiled discoveries that problem every thing society holds pricey; principles with either confident and dire outcomes. Many recommendations that resonate at the present time are risky no longer simply because they're assumed to be fake, yet simply because they could change into true.

What do the world's prime scientists and thinkers deliberate to be their most threatening suggestion? in the course of the major on-line discussion board Edge (www.edge.org), the decision went out, and this compelling and simply digestible quantity collects the solutions. From utilizing medicine to completely modify our personalities to considering a universe during which we're totally by myself, to the concept that the universe should be essentially inexplicable, What Is Your risky Idea? takes an unflinching examine the bold, breathtaking, occasionally terrifying innovations which could without end modify our global and how we are living in it.

Contributors include
Daniel C. Dennett • Jared Diamond • Brian Greene • Matt Ridley • Howard Gardner and Freeman Dyson, between others

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