This Will Make You Smarter by John Brockman
150 New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking

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Edge.org presents brilliant, accessible, cutting-edge ideas to improve our decision-making skills and improve our cognitive toolkits, with contributions by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Richard Dawkins, Brian Eno, Steven Pinker, and more. Featuring a foreword by New York Times columnist David Brooks and edited by John Brockman, This Will Make You Smarter presents some of the best wisdom from today’s leading thinkers—to make better thinkers out of the leaders of tomorrow.
 

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The founder and publisher of the influential on-line science salon Edge.org, John Brockman is the editor of This Will Make You Smarter, This Will Change Everything, What Is Your Dangerous Idea?, What We Believe but Cannot Prove, and more. He is the CEO of the literary agency Brockman Inc., and lives in New York City.
 
Published February 14, 2012 by Harper Perennial. 451 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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Failure to account for the origins of life or death hardly seems a reason to question the validity of the scientific enterprise.

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New Scientist editor Roger Highfield writes humorously that “one way to win the struggle for existence is to pursue the snuggle for existence: to cooperate.” In a similar vein, astronomer Marcelo Gleiser suggests that since humans may be unique in the universe, “[we] might as well start enjoying ...

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The first time you pick up "This Will Make You Smarter," you might be put off by the brash title and ostentatious red cover.

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Adding to his track record> of doing precisely that is The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone — Especially Ourselves (public library), in which Ariely asks a seemingly simple question — “is dishonesty largely restricted to a few bad apples, or is it a more widespread problem?...

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Brain Pickings

Adding to his track record> of doing precisely that is The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone — Especially Ourselves (public library), in which Ariely asks a seemingly simple question — “is dishonesty largely restricted to a few bad apples, or is it a more widespread problem?...

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