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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."

    David Kaiser - The Shifting Terrain of Scientific Inquiry

    David Kaiser - The Shifting Terrain of Scientific Inquiry

    DAVID KAISER is the Germeshausen Professor of the History of Science and professor of physics at MIT. He is the author, most recently, of Quantum Legacies. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/david_kaiser-the-shifting-terrain-of-scientific-inquiry

    • 34 min
    Ainissa Ramirez - Interrogating and Shaping the World Through Science

    Ainissa Ramirez - Interrogating and Shaping the World Through Science

    AINISSA RAMIREZ is a materials scientist and science communicator. She is the author, most recently, of The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/ainissa_ramirez-interrogating-and-shaping-the-world-through-science

    • 29 min
    Stephen Wolfram - Computation All the Way Down

    Stephen Wolfram - Computation All the Way Down

    STEPHEN WOLFRAM is a scientist, inventor, and the founder and CEO of Wolfram Research. He is the creator of the symbolic computation program Mathematica and its programming language, Wolfram Language, as well as the knowledge engine Wolfram|Alpha. His most recent endeavor is The Wolfram Physics Project. He is also the author, most recently, of A Project to Find the Fundamental Theory of Physics. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/stephen_wolfram-computation-all-the-way-down

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Laurence C. Smith - How Humans Make the Earth Their Home

    Laurence C. Smith - How Humans Make the Earth Their Home

    LAURENCE C. SMITH is the John Atwater and Diana Nelson University Professor of Environmental Studies and Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Brown University. He is the author, most recently, of Rivers of Power. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/laurence_c_smith-how-humans-make-the-earth-their-home

    • 57 min
    Toby Ord - We Have the Power to Destroy Ourselves Without the Wisdom to Ensure That We Don't

    Toby Ord - We Have the Power to Destroy Ourselves Without the Wisdom to Ensure That We Don't

    TOBY ORD is a senior research fellow in philosophy at Oxford University and author of _The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity. _The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/toby_ord-we-have-the-power-to-destroy-ourselves-without-the-wisdom-to-ensure-that-we

    • 59 min
    Donald Hoffman - Realism Is False

    Donald Hoffman - Realism Is False

    DONALD D. HOFFMAN is a full professor of cognitive science at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author, most recently, of The Case Against Reality: Why Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Eyes. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/donald_d_hoffman-realism-is-false

    • 1 hr 1 min

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