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What Do You Know?

What We Believe But Cannot Prove: Today's Leading Thinkers on Science in the Age of Certainty by John Brockman

Reviewed by Doug Brown

"Edge.org is a website that specializes in asking scientists and professionals interesting questions, and then posting all the results. At the time I wrote this review, the question on the site was, 'What is your dangerous idea,' with folks like Jared Diamond, Brian Greene, and Richard Dawkins responding. Previous Edge books such as The Greatest Inventions of the Past 2000 Years, Curious Minds: How a Child Becomes a Scientist, and The Next Fifty Years: Science in the First Half of the Twenty-First Century have collected answers from other questions (you can guess from the titles what the questions were). What We Believe but Cannot Prove is a collection of responses to another question that was put to the community: what do you believe, but are unable to prove?" Read the entire Powells.com review.

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