This Idea Is Brilliant: Lost, Overlooked, and Underappreciated Scientific Concepts Everyone Should Know

by John Brockman | Science | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0062698214 Global Overview for this book
Registered by ResQgeek of Alexandria, Virginia USA on 9/26/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by ResQgeek from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Tuesday, September 26, 2017
A free book from the First Reads give away program, to read and review.

Journal Entry 2 by ResQgeek at Alexandria, Virginia USA on Thursday, December 21, 2017
This collection of essays attempts to provide an overview of what scientists currently consider to be the most important concepts, discoveries, and ideas in science that should be more widely known and understood. As a collection, it is a bit uneven...some of these essays are quite interesting and informative, while others are so vague as to be almost meaningless. Most of these are short, just a couple of pages, but since the book is more than 500 pages long, there are a LOT of essays, and it took me a long time to plow through them all.

The essays cover a wide range of subject matter, from cosmology and quantum physics to evolutionary psychology and network theory. Personally, I found the psychology and social network essays the most interesting, because the modern advances in these fields help to shed light on the current state of deep divisions that seem to be forming in our society.

While this is not a light read, it does include a lot of important ideas, and deserves a wide audience. It would go a long way towards enabling a more meaningful dialogue about the important issues we're facing if more people had at least a basic knowledge of these ideas.

Journal Entry 3 by ResQgeek at Rockville, Maryland USA on Saturday, January 20, 2018

Released 12 mos ago (1/20/2018 UTC) at Rockville, Maryland USA


This book will be available at today's BC-in-DC meeting.

Journal Entry 4 by wingKateKintailwing at Burke, Virginia USA on Sunday, January 21, 2018
Got this at the BCinDC meetup today to give to melydia!

Journal Entry 5 by wingmelydiawing at Centreville, Virginia USA on Sunday, February 18, 2018
Received from ResQgeek by way of KateKintail. Looks interesting. Thanks!

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