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    Wednesday, January 04, 2006

    Dangerous Ideas for 2006

    The Edge Annual Question — 2006


    [The history of science is replete with discoveries that were considered socially, morally, or emotionally dangerous in their time; the Copernican and Darwinian revolutions are the most obvious. What is your dangerous idea? An idea you think about (not necessarily one you originated) that is dangerous not because it is assumed to be false, but because it might be true?]

    It's my personal feeling that everyone should read this. Start with the names you know and respect then move on to the others. It's 117 original essays and 72,500 words. One essay a day might just change the way you think and react to the world. Then again it may not.

    I’m still fighting the funk. Did get some editing done though. My auditory world is currently filled with the death of the miners (on the tv downstairs). They were all alive but one when I went to bed and were all dead but one when I woke up. It would seem that the truth came just after 2:37 am. It is an interesting study in communication and how easily it can break down, even in a confined space. They gave the families 3 hours of hope and a lifetime of betrayal. We start 2006 with misinformation. Be careful what people tell you, especially if it gives you hope.

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