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To arrive at the edge of the world's knowledge, seek out the most complex and sophisticated minds, put them in a room together, and have them ask each other the questions they are asking themselves.

To arrive at the edge of the world's knowledge, seek out the most complex and sophisticated minds, put them in a room together, and have them ask each other the questions they are asking themselves.
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To arrive at the edge of the world's knowledge, seek out the most complex and sophisticated minds, put them in a room together, and have them ask each other the questions they are asking themselves.

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English


Episodes

Michelle Gelfand - Cultural Intelligence [3.12.19]

3/12/2019
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MICHELE GELFAND is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is the author of Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire the World. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/michele_gelfand-cultural-intelligence

Duration:00:38:00

Freeman Dyson - Biological and Cultural Evolution [2.19.2019]

2/19/2019
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FREEMAN DYSON, emeritus professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, in addition to fundamental contributions ranging from number theory to quantum electrodynamics, has worked on nuclear reactors, solid-state physics, ferromagnetism, astrophysics, and biology, looking for problems where elegant mathematics could be usefully applied. His books include Disturbing the Universe, Weapons and Hope, Infinite in All Directions, Maker of Patterns, and Origins of Life....

Duration:00:53:19

Freeman Dyson - Biological and Cultural Evolution: Six Characters in Search of an Author

2/19/2019
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FREEMAN DYSON, emeritus professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, in addition to fundamental contributions ranging from number theory to quantum electrodynamics, has worked on nuclear reactors, solid-state physics, ferromagnetism, astrophysics, and biology, looking for problems where elegant mathematics could be usefully applied. His books include Disturbing the Universe, Weapons and Hope, Infinite in All Directions, Maker of Patterns, and Origins of Life....

Duration:00:59:25

Lisa Mosconi - Alzheimer's Prevention [2.11.19]

2/11/2019
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LISA MOSCONI is the director of the Women's Brain Initiative and the associate director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College. She is the author of Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/lisa_mosconi-alzheimers-prevention

Duration:00:36:12

#495: Rory Sutherland - Things to Hang on Your Mental Mug Tree

2/5/2019
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If you generally define wealth not in purely financial terms, but in the number of choices people can freely and enjoyably make….. well, by essentially enabling people to have a modest car without any stigma being attached to it, that's a pretty useful thing you've just done in terms of wealth creation. I don't think there's any huge amount of intelligence required to look at the world through different lenses. The difficulty lies in that you have to abandon four or five assumptions about...

Duration:00:43:10

Susan Schneider - The Future of the Mind [1.28.19]

1/28/2019
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SUSAN SCHNEIDER holds the Distinguished Scholar chair at the Library of Congress and is the director of the AI, Mind and Society (“AIMS”) Group at the University of Connecticut. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/susan_schneider-the-future-of-the-mind

Duration:00:27:57

Jonathan Rodden - The Urban-Rural Divide: Why Geography Matters [1.16.19]

1/16/2019
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JONATHAN RODDEN is a professor in the Political Science Department at Stanford and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/jonathan_rodden-the-urban-rural-divide

Duration:00:50:27

Elaine Pagels - The Social History of Religion [12.12.18]

12/12/2018
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ELAINE PAGELS is the Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University. She is the author, most recently, of Why Religion?: A Personal Story. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/elaine_pagels-the-social-history-of-religion

Duration:00:36:17

Peter Galison - How Technology Changes Our Concept of the Self [11.20.18]

11/20/2018
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PETER GALISON is the Joseph Pellegrino University Professor of the History of Science and of Physics at Harvard University and Director of the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/peter_galison-how-technology-changes-our-concept-of-the-self

Duration:00:12:38

Karl Sigmund - When the Rule of Law Is Not Working [10.11.18]

10/11/2018
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KARL SIGMUND is professor of mathematics at the University of Vienna and one of the pioneers of evolutionary game theory. He is the author of Exact Thinking in Demented Times: The Vienna Circle and the Epic Quest for the Foundations of Science. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/karl_sigmund-when-the-rule-of-law-is-not-working

Duration:00:36:45

Doyne Farmer - Collective Awareness [10.3.18]

7/17/2018
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J. DOYNE FARMER is director of the Complexity Economics Programme at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, professor in the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford, and an external professor at the Santa Fe Institute. He was a co-founder of Prediction Company, a quantitative automated trading firm that was sold to the United Bank of Switzerland in 2006. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/jdoynefarmer-don_ross-collective-awareness

Duration:00:36:19

Brian Hare - Absolute Brain Size Matters [6.28.18]

6/28/2018
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BRIAN HARE is an associate professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke University in North Carolina and founder of the Duke Canine Cognition Center. He is the co-author (with Vanessa Woods) of The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter Than You Think. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/brian_hare-absolute-brain-size-matters

Duration:00:45:41

Andrew Barron - The Connectomic Revolution [6.12.18]

6/12/2018
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ANDREW BARRON is the Australian Research Council Future Fellow and Deputy Head of the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University. He is a neuroethologist with a particular focus on studying the neural mechanisms of honey bees. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/andrew_barron-the-connectomic-revolution

Duration:00:38:13

Nicolas Berggruen - Bonding with Your Algorithm [6.5.18]

6/5/2018
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Investor and philanthropist NICOLAS BERGGRUEN is the chairman of the Berggruen Institute, and founder of the 21st Century Council, the Council for the Future of Europe, and the Think Long Committee for California. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/nicolas_berggruen-bonding-with-your-algorithm

Duration:00:51:16

Martie Haselton - Sexual Double Standards [5.24.18]

5/24/2018
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​MARTIE HASELTON is a professor of psychology and communication studies at UCLA and the Institute for Society and Genetics. She is the author of Hormonal: The Hidden Intelligence of Hormones—How They Drive Desire, Shape Relationships, Influence Our Choices, and Make Us Wiser. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/martie_haselton-sexual-double-standards

Duration:00:35:09

Murray Shanahan - The Space of Possible Minds [5.18.18]

5/18/2018
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MURRAY SHANAHAN is a professor of cognitive robotics at Imperial College London and a senior research scientist at DeepMind. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/murray_shanahan-the-space-of-possible-minds

Duration:00:28:46

Mary Catherine Bateson - How To Be a Systems Thinker [4.17.18]

4/15/2018
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MARY CATHERINE BATESON is a writer and cultural anthropologist. In 2004 she retired from her position as Clarence J. Robinson Professor in Anthropology and English at George Mason University, and is now Professor Emerita. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/marycatherinebateson-how-to-be-a-systems-thinker

Duration:00:42:15

Kai-Fu Lee - We Are Here To Create [3.26.18]

3/19/2018
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KAI-FU LEE, the founder of the Beijing-based Sinovation Ventures, is ranked #1 in technology in China by Forbes. Educated as a computer scientist at Columbia and Carnegie Mellon, his distinguished career includes working as a research scientist at Apple; Vice President of the Web Products Division at Silicon Graphics; Corporate Vice President at Microsoft and founder of Microsoft Research Asia in Beijing, one of the world’s top research labs; and then Google Corporate President and President...

Duration:00:40:35

Caroline A. Jones - A Common Sense [3.15.18]

3/15/2018
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CAROLINE A. JONES is professor of art history in the History, Theory, Criticism section of the Department of Architecture at MIT. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/carolineajones-a-common-sense

Duration:00:38:21